Springer | Entomology | June 14 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319288881 | 262 pages | pdf | 7.51 mb
Editors: Pollack, G.S., Mason, A.C., Popper, A.N., Fay, R.R. (Eds.)
Provides a broadly based view of the functions, mechanisms, and evolution of hearing in insects
Focused on problems of hearing and their solutions, rather than being focused on particular taxa
Provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of insect hearing and points the way towards future studies
provides a broadly based view of the functions, mechanisms, and evolution of hearing in insects. With a single exception, the chapters focus on problems of hearing and their solutions, rather than being focused on particular taxa. The exception, hearing in Drosophila, is justified because, due to its ever growing toolbox of genetic and optical techniques, Drosophila is rapidly becoming one of the most important model systems in neurobiology, including the neurobiology of hearing. Auditory systems, whether insectan or vertebrate, must perform a number of basic tasks: capturing mechanical stimuli and transducing these into neural activity, representing the timing and frequency of sound signals, distinguishing between behaviorally relevant signals and other sounds and localizing sound sources. Studying how these are accomplished in insects offers a valuable comparative view that helps to reveal general principles of auditory function.
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour