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How do animals produce and process sounds for communication? How do their brains encode the large amounts of sensory information so rapidly and how do they use this to cope with their environment? These questions not only concern the evolution of sound communication systems but also aim to understand how arousal, motivation, emotion and behavioral contexts are vocally expressed and how important sound attributes are recognized and perceived. This book highlights auditory communication in several species from four perspectives: actual sound communication, audio-vocal adaptations, adaptations of sound processing and representation in higher auditory brain centers, and emotional and cognitive adaptations in signaling and processing. Broad in scope and geared towards graduate students and researchers within the fields of auditory communication and cognition, this book will appeal to auditory neurobiologists, speech, hearing and communication scientists and engineers, students of animal behavior and neuroethologists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521829182
ISBN-10: 0521829186
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Jagmeet Kanwal

JAGMEET S. KANWAL is Associate Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington. GUNTER EHRET is Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Ulm in Germany.

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