Signals and noise in the elasmobranch electrosensory system

  title={Signals and noise in the elasmobranch electrosensory system},
  author={Montgomery and Bodznick},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={202 # (Pt 10)},
Analyzing signal and noise for any sensory system requires an appreciation of the biological and physical milieu of the animal. Behavioral studies show that elasmobranchs use their electrosensory systems extensively for prey detection, but also for mate recognition and possibly for navigation. These biologically important signals are detected against a background of self-generated bioelectric fields. Noise-suppression mechanisms can be recognized at a number of different levels: behavior… CONTINUE READING


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