Two-choice phonotaxis in Hyperolius marmoratus (Anura: Hyperoliidae): the effect of temporal variation in presented stimuli

@article{Dyson1988TwochoicePI,
  title={Two-choice phonotaxis in Hyperolius marmoratus (Anura: Hyperoliidae): the effect of temporal variation in presented stimuli},
  author={M. Dyson and N. Passmore},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1988},
  volume={36},
  pages={648-652}
}
Female painted reed frogs, Hyperolius marmoratus, were subjected to two-choide discrimination experiments to determine whether temporal overlap in the presented stimuli affects frequency preferences. The results showed that females preferred low frequency calls when the stimuli were presented alternately. Simultaneous presentation of stimuli resulted in a random response by females. When presented stimuli partially overlapped or abutted each other, the females responded significantly more often… Expand
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