Evolution of the Auditory System ("pc1kb (Kevin L. Baker)" )

Subject: Evolution of the Auditory System
From:    "pc1kb (Kevin L. Baker)"  <pc1kb(at)SUNC.SHEFFIELD.AC.UK>
Date:    Tue, 6 Apr 1993 12:26:39 BST

I've had a few requests to post the replies I had to my message asking for information about the evolution of the auditory system. So here are some of the references and contacts I recieved: Webster, Fay & Popper (1991) The Evolutionary Biology of Hearing, Springer-Verlag, NY Herrick, CJ (1948) The Brain of the Tiger Salamander, U. of Chicago Press, Chicago Larsell, O The differentiation of the peripheral and central acoustic apparatus in the frog. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 60, 473-527 van Bergeijk, WA (1967) The evolution of vertebrate hearing. In WD Neff (ed) Contributions to Sensory Physiology, vol 2, 1-46, Academic Press: NY. (* I'm pretty sure that this is a reprint of Bergeijk's 1966 article in the American Zoologist, 6, 371-377 called Evolution of the sense of hearing in vertebrates, but I may be wrong *) Young, JZ (1962) The life of vertebrates, Oxford University Press. Volman S, Konishi M (1989) Spatial selectivity and binaural responses in the inferior colliculus of the greta horned owl. Journal of Neuroscience, 9, 3083-3096. Contacts given were: Darlene Ketten at the Mass. Eye and Ear Institute, 617-573-4083. She's done a lot of work on comparative anatomy of cetacean auditory systems, including extinct animals. John Rosowski, at the Eaton-Peabody labs in Boston, is someone who has studied the evolution of auditory systems. A couple of people reported that they remember hearing about an ASA meeting about Dynosaur hearing from the fossil record, but I haven't chased this up yet. I have also picked up a few more articles which may be of interest: Robert D, Amoroso J, Hoy RR (1992) The Evolutionary Convergence of Hearing in a Parasitoid Fly and Its Cricket Host. Science, vol 258, 1135-37 Thewissen J, Hussain S (1992) (I've mislaid the article for the moment - But it's on the hearing of primitive whales and dolphins) Nature, vol 361, p444 Wilczynski W (1992) Listening Post, Book Review of The Evolutionary Biology of Hearing by Webster, Fay and Popper, Nature, vol 358, p202 Thomson KS (1966) The evolution of the tetrapod middle ear in the rhipidistian-amphibian transition. American Zoologist, 6, 379-397. Many thanks to: Steve McAdams, David Mellinger, Yost Parmly, Kip Keller, Rebecca Mercuri, Ervin Hafter, Terry Takahashi, Fred Cummins, Bill Thompson, Arthur Popper and Bill Woods. If anyone has any more ideas and references I would still be VERY grateful for them. Well I better get back to writing the paper now. Best wishes, KeViN * Kevin L. Baker * * Dept. of Psychology, University of Sheffield * * PO Box 603, Sheffield, S10 2UR, UK * * Tel: +44 742 826541 Fax: +44 742 766515 * * * * email: pc1kb(at)sunc.sheffield.ac.uk *

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