Biological Sonar and the World of Bats

  • George D. Pollak
  • John H. Casseday
Part of the Zoophysiology book series (ZOOPHYSIOLOGY, volume 25)


The study of echolocating bats represents a major triumph in attempts to elucidate the neural basis of behavior. An elegant and comprehensive picture has emerged. It encompasses the entire auditory system from cochlea to cortex, and shows many of the mechanisms that allow these animals to form percepts of the external world through their sense of hearing.


Auditory System Inferior Colliculus Constant Frequency Echolocation Call Central Auditory Pathway 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • George D. Pollak
    • 1
  • John H. Casseday
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Surgery and NeurobiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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