Sound Cues to Distance: The Perception of Range

  • P. K. McGregor


A major theme of this book is that the perceptual abilities of a species have evolved in relation to the specific demands of information gathering in the species’ environment. It follows, therefore, that we must identify the nature of the information that is important and salient to the study species when exploring its perceptual and sensory abilities. Without such information it will be difficult to design appropriate experiments and to interpret the capabilities which they reveal.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. K. McGregor
    • 1
  1. 1.Behaviour and Ecology Research Group, Department of Life ScienceUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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