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Hearing, Single-Unit Analysis, and Vocalizations in Songbirds

Konishi, Masakazu (1969) Hearing, Single-Unit Analysis, and Vocalizations in Songbirds. Science, 166 (3909). pp. 1178-1181. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.166.3909.1178.

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Auditory neurons in the avian cochlear nucleus are systematically arranged according to their best frequencies. The thresholds of single auditory neurons at their best frequencies match the thresholds of hearing obtained by behavioral methods for the same frequencies. The upper range of single-unit best frequencies shows distinct interspecific variation which is correlated with the differences in the range of vocal frequencies. Most songbirds do not seem to produce frequencies below I kilohertz but can hear them.

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Additional Information:© 1969 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 22 July 1969; revised 22 September 1969. I thank G. A. Manley, P. Marler, J. Palin, and E. G. Wever for their assistance. Supported by NSF grants GB5697 and GB12729.
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Official Citation:Hearing, Single-Unit Analysis, and Vocalizations in Songbirds Masakazu Konishi Science 28 November 1969: 166 (3909), 1178-1181. [DOI:10.1126/science.166.3909.1178]
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