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Title Primate audition : ethology and neurobiology / edited by Asif A. Ghazanfar
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (312 pages) : illustrations
Series Methods & new frontiers in neuroscience
Methods & new frontiers in neuroscience series.
Contents Primates as Auditory Specialists, Asif A. Ghazanfar and Laurie R. Santos; Causal Knowledge in Free-Ranging Diana Monkeys, Klaus Zuberbühler; Auditory Temporal Integration in Primates: A Comparative Analysis, Kevin N. O'Connor, and Mitchell L. Sutter; Mechanisms of Acoustic Perception in the Cotton-Top Tamarin, Cory T. Miller, Daniel J. Weiss, and Marc D. Hauser; Psychophysical and Perceptual Studies of Primate Communication Calls, Colleen G. Le Prell and David B. Moody; Primate Vocal Production and Its Implications for Auditory Research, W. Tecumseh S. Fitch; Developmental Modifications in the Vocal Behavior of Non-Human Primates, Julia Fischer; Ecological and Physiological Constraints for Primate Vocal Communication, Charles H. Brown; Neural Representation of Sound Patterns in the Auditory Cortex of Monkeys, Michael Brosch and Henning Scheich; Representation of Sound Location in the Primate Brain, Kristin A. Kelly, Ryan Metzger, O'Dhaniel Mullette-Gillman, Uri Werner-Reiss, and Jennifer M. Groh; The Comparative Anatomy of the Primate Auditory Cortex, Troy A. Hackett; Auditory Communication and Central Auditory Mechanisms in the Squirrel Monkey: Past and Present, John D. Newman; Cortical Mechanisms of Sound Localization and Plasticity in Primates, Gregg H. Recanzone; Anatomy and Physiology of Auditory-Prefrontal Interactions in Non-Human Primates, Lizabeth M. Romanski; Cortical Processing of Complex Sounds and Species-Specific Vocalizations in the Marmoset Monkey (Callithrix jacchus), Xiaoqin Wang, Siddhartha Kadia, Thomas Lu, Li Liang, and James Agamaite
Summary Like speech, the species-specific vocalizations or calls of non-human primates mediate social interactions, convey important emotional information, and in some cases refer to objects and events in the caller's environment. These functional similarities suggest that the selective pressures which shaped primate vocal communication are similar to those that influenced the evolution of human speech. As such, investigating the perception and production of vocalizations in extant non-human primates provides one avenue for understanding the neural mechanisms of speech and for illuminating the substrates underlying the evolution of human language. This book brings together the knowledge of world experts on different aspects of primate auditory function. It is likely to yield the richest understanding of the acoustic and neural bases of primate audition and possibly shed light on the evolutionary precursors to speech
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Auditory cortex.
Auditory perception.
Comparative neurobiology.
Primates -- Physiology.
Physiology, Comparative.
Auditory Perception -- physiology
Primates -- physiology
Auditory Cortex -- physiology
Neurobiology -- methods
Physiology, Comparative
Auditory Cortex
Auditory Perception
PSYCHOLOGY -- General.
Physiology, Comparative
Auditory cortex
Auditory perception
Comparative neurobiology
Primates -- Physiology
Form Electronic book
Author Ghazanfar, Asif A
LC no. 2002067481
ISBN 1420041223