Asif A. Ghazanfar's Primate Audition: Ethology and Neurobiology (Frontiers in PDF

By Asif A. Ghazanfar

ISBN-10: 0849309565

ISBN-13: 9780849309564

Like speech, the species-specific vocalizations or calls of non-human primates mediate social interactions, exhibit very important emotional info, and from time to time consult with gadgets and occasions within the caller's atmosphere. those useful similarities recommend that the selective pressures which formed primate vocal conversation are just like those who stimulated the evolution of human speech. As such, investigating the conception and creation of vocalizations in extant non-human primates presents one street for knowing the neural mechanisms of speech and for illuminating the substrates underlying the evolution of human language.

Primate Audition: Ethology and Neurobiology is the 1st booklet to bridge the epistemological hole among primate ethologists and auditory neurobiologists. It brings jointly the information of worldwide specialists on diverse facets of primate auditory functionality. major ethologists, comparative psychologists, and neuroscientists who've constructed new experimental methods observe their easy methods to various matters facing primate vocal habit and the neurobiology of the primate auditory system.

With the arrival of latest sign processing options and the exponential progress in our wisdom of primate habit, the time has arrived for a neurobiological research of the primate auditory method in response to ideas derived from ethology. The synthesis of ethological and neurobiological ways to primate vocal habit offered in Primate Audition: Ethology and Neurobiology is probably going to yield the richest figuring out of the acoustic and neural bases of primate audition and probably make clear the evolutionary precursors to speech.

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