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Autor: Gabriel B. Mindlin
ISBN-13: 9783642064807
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 158
Gewicht: 266 g
Format: 234x156x9 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Physics of Birdsong

Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Elements of the Description.- Sources and Filters.- Anatomy of the Vocal Organ.- The Sources of Sound in Birdsong.- The Instructions for the Syrinx.- Complex Oscillations.- Synthesizing Birdsong.- From the Syrinx to the Brain.- Complex Rhythms.
Detailed report on a topic that has already attracted much popular interest.Provides fascinating reading for physicists, biologists and general readers alike. In recent years birdsong has developed into an extremely interesting problem for researchers in several branches of the scientific community. The reason is that of the approximately 10,000 species of birds known to exist, some 4000 share with humans (and just a few other species in the animal kingdom) a remarkable feature: their acquisition of vocalization requires a certain degree of exposure to a tutor. Between the complex neural architecture involved in the process and the song itself, stands a delicate apparatus that the bird must control with incredible precision. This book deals with the physical mechanisms at work in the production of birdsong, the acoustic effects that the avian vocal organ is capable of generating, and the nature of the neural instructions needed to drive it. The book provides fascinating reading for physicists, biologists and general readers alike.
Autor: Gabriel B. Mindlin
ISBN-13:: 9783642064807
ISBN: 3642064809
Verlag: Springer, Berlin
Gewicht: 266g
Seiten: 158
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 234x156x9 mm, 65 SW-Abb., 1 Tabellen