Sounds Scary? Lack of Habituation following the Presentation of Novel Sounds

  title={Sounds Scary? Lack of Habituation following the Presentation of Novel Sounds},
  author={Tine A. Biedenweg and Michael H. Parsons and Patricia A Fleming and Daniel T. Blumstein},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Animals typically show less habituation to biologically meaningful sounds than to novel signals. We might therefore expect that acoustic deterrents should be based on natural sounds. METHODOLOGY We investigated responses by western grey kangaroos (Macropus fulignosus) towards playback of natural sounds (alarm foot stomps and Australian raven (Corvus coronoides) calls) and artificial sounds (faux snake hiss and bull whip crack). We then increased rate of presentation to examine… CONTINUE READING


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