On hearing with more than one ear : Lessons from evolution

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-697
Journal / PublicationNature Neuroscience
Volume12
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Although ears capable of detecting airborne sound have arisen repeatedly and independently in different species, most animals that are capable of hearing have a pair of ears. We review the advantages that arise from having two ears and discuss recent research on the similarities and differences in the binaural processing strategies adopted by birds and mammals. We also ask how these different adaptations for binaural and spatial hearing might inform and inspire the development of techniques for future auditory prosthetic devices. © 2009 Nature America, Inc. All rights reserved.

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On hearing with more than one ear : Lessons from evolution. / Schnupp, Jan W.H.; Carr, Catherine E.

In: Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 12, No. 6, 06.2009, p. 692-697.

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