Comparative Hearing: Insects by Ronald R. Hoy (auth.), Ronald R. Hoy, Arthur N. Popper,

By Ronald R. Hoy (auth.), Ronald R. Hoy, Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay (eds.)

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Pb can be calculated by multiplying the sound pressure at the other ear by the gain of the interaural sound pathway (Fig. 9). Both Pr and Pb can be thought of as acting on the external surface, because the "eardrum microphone " was calibrated with sound at its external surface (adding 180° to the phase of the gain). These two sound pressures (conveniently represented as vectors) can therefore be summed to estimate the total sound pressure (P) driving the eardrum. The calculation is repeated for each of the 12 directions of sound incidence investigated.

4. Directional Sound Cues The directional sound cues potentially available to the animals are the variations, with the direction of sound incidence, of the amplitude and phase of sound at the ears. The variations are due to two mechanisms: the diffraction of sound caused by the body of the animal and the time of arrival of the sound at the ears. Not all animals are able to exploit all the cues. Some insects use only amplitude cues for their directional hearing, and other insects can make use of both amplitude and phase cues.

6. Schematic diagrams of the hearing organs in crickets (A,B) and bushcrickets (C,D). A: In crickets an H-shaped system of tracheal tubes (shown also in Fig. 1SC) connects the internal surface of the eardrums (tympanal membrane, TM) of one ear with the other ear and with the ipsilateral and contralateral spiracles (S). B: Ear seen in a cross section of the front leg (symbols as in D). C: In bushcrickets, the horn-shaped trachea (H) from each ear (E) are connected by a thin tube in the thorax. D: Cross section through the ear in the leg.

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