Playback: A Historical Perspective

  • J. Bruce Falls
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 228)


We are here to re-evaluate a technique that has been very productive in the study of animal communication. So in a sense this is a celebration of success. I have been asked to provide a historical overview and, as I look around the room, I see that my grey hair gives me at least one qualification for the task. Playback and I arrived on the scene at about the same time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bruce Falls
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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