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Comparative Aspects of Hearing in Vertebrates and Insects with Antennal Ears.

Albert, JT; Kozlov, AS; (2016) Comparative Aspects of Hearing in Vertebrates and Insects with Antennal Ears. Curr Biol , 26 (20) R1050-R1061. 10.1016/j.cub.2016.09.017. Green open access

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Abstract

The evolution of hearing in terrestrial animals has resulted in remarkable adaptations enabling exquisitely sensitive sound detection by the ear and sophisticated sound analysis by the brain. In this review, we examine several such characteristics, using examples from insects and vertebrates. We focus on two strong and interdependent forces that have been shaping the auditory systems across taxa: the physical environment of auditory transducers on the small, subcellular scale, and the sensory-ecological environment within which hearing happens, on a larger, evolutionary scale. We briefly discuss acoustical feature selectivity and invariance in the central auditory system, highlighting a major difference between insects and vertebrates as well as a major similarity. Through such comparisons within a sensory ecological framework, we aim to emphasize general principles underlying acute sensitivity to airborne sounds.

Type: Article
Title: Comparative Aspects of Hearing in Vertebrates and Insects with Antennal Ears.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.09.017
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.09.017
Language: English
Additional information: © 2016. This manuscript version is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0. Access may be initially restricted by the publisher.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > The Ear Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1526522
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