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Waveform discrimination, phase sensitivity and jamming avoidance in a wave-type electric fish

Kramer, Bernd (1999) Waveform discrimination, phase sensitivity and jamming avoidance in a wave-type electric fish. Journal of Experimental Biology 202 (10), pp. 1387-1398.

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Abstract

The electric organ discharge (EOD) of most species of the freshwater knifefishes (Gymnotiformes) of South America is of the wave, not the pulse, type. Wave EODs are usually of constant frequency and amplitude, and show a bewildering multitude of species-characteristic waveforms. The EOD of Eigenmannia is sexually dimorphic in waveform and in the intensity of its higher harmonics. In a go/no go ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:May 1999
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Alumni or Retired > Verhaltensbiologie und Verhaltensphysiologie (Prof. Dr. Bernd Kramer)
Keywords:electric organ discharge; Gymnotiformes, signal waveform discrimination; amplitude spectrum, phase spectrum; frequency difference; jamming avoidance response; beat analysis; sensory mechanism; Eigenmannia
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Deposited On:30 Aug 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 10:13
Item ID:2112
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