Primate hearing from a mammalian perspective.

@article{Heffner2004PrimateHF,
  title={Primate hearing from a mammalian perspective.},
  author={R. Heffner},
  journal={The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={281 1},
  pages={
          1111-22
        }
}
  • R. Heffner
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology
  • This review discusses hearing performance in primates and selective pressures that may influence it. The hearing sensitivity and sound-localization abilities of primates, as indicated by behavioral tests, are reviewed and compared to hearing and sound localization among mammals in general. Primates fit the mammalian pattern with small species hearing higher frequencies than larger species in order to use spectral/intensity cues for sound localization. In this broader comparative context, the… CONTINUE READING
    129 Citations

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    The Primate Peripheral Auditory System and the Evolution of Primate Hearing
    • 2
    • Highly Influenced
    Primate Hearing and Communication
    • 6
    • Highly Influenced
    Auditory sensitivity of the tufted capuchin (Sapajus apella), a test of allometric predictions.
    • 2
    Social drive and the evolution of primate hearing
    • 46
    • PDF
    Ecological cocktail party listening reveals the utility of extended high-frequency hearing
    • 8
    • PDF
    What Do Primates Hear? A Meta-analysis of All Known Nonhuman Primate Behavioral Audiograms
    • 47
    Explaining High‐Frequency Hearing
    • 10
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 63 REFERENCES
    Degenerate hearing and sound localization in naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber), with an overview of central auditory structures
    • 121
    • PDF
    Visual factors in sound localization in mammals
    • 151
    The evolution of human hearing.
    • 295
    Hearing and communication in blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis)
    • 68
    Evolution of Sound Localization in Mammals
    • 127
    Comparison of auditory functions in the chimpanzee and human.
    • S. Kojima
    • Mathematics, Medicine
    • Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology
    • 1990
    • 81
    Hearing in mammals: the least weasel
    • 62