Latest Sound localization Stories
Even within a phylum so full of mean little creatures, the yellow-colored Ormia ochracea fly is distinguished among other arthropods for its cruelty -- at least to crickets.
For an animal without external ears, alligators have a strong sense of directional hearing and a new study published on Wednesday in the Journal of Experimental Biology has revealed that the reptiles’ refined hearing is result of large, air-filled canals connecting two middle ears.
A University of Maryland-led team of biologists shows that alligators can keenly detect the direction of sounds because of large, air-filled channels connecting the two middle ears.
A parasitic fly has inspired scientists to create a new type of microphone that achieves better acoustical performance than what is currently available in hearing aids.
Cochlear implants, sometimes known as bionic ears, have been used since the end of the 1980 as electronic devices in both ear lobes. They were created to help in boosting the hearing of people who were deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Voices carry, reflect off objects and create echoes.
Animals can locate the source of a sound by detecting microsecond (one millionth of a second) differences in arrival time at their two ears.
Dominance Hierarchy of Auditory Spatial Cues in Barn Owls.
The world is a perilous place for the endangered manatee.
Recognizing people, objects or animals by the sound they make is an important survival skill and something most of us take for granted. But very similar objects can physically make very dissimilar sounds and we are able to pick up subtle clues about the identity and source of the sound. Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are working out how the human ear and the brain come together to help us understand our acoustic environment.
- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.