Brittan-Powell, Elizabeth F. and Dooling, Robert J. and Gleich, Otto (2002) Auditory brainstem responses in adult budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus). The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 112 (3 Pt 1), pp. 999-1008.
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The auditory brainstem response (ABR) was recorded in adult budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) in response to clicks and tones. The typical budgerigar ABR waveform showed two prominent peaks occurring within 4 ms of the stimulus onset. As sound-pressure levels increased, ABR peak latency decreased, and peak amplitude increased for all waves while interwave interval remained relatively constant. While ABR thresholds were about 30 dB higher than behavioral thresholds, the shape of the budgerigar audiogram derived from the ABR closely paralleled that of the behavioral audiogram. Based on the ABR, budgerigars hear best between 1000 and 5700 Hz with best sensitivity at 2860 Hz-the frequency corresponding to the peak frequency in budgerigar vocalizations. The latency of ABR peaks increased and amplitude decreased with increasing repetition rate. This rate-dependent latency increase is greater for wave 2 as indicated by the latency increase in the interwave interval. Generally, changes in the ABR to stimulation intensity, frequency, and repetition rate are comparable to what has been found in other vertebrates.
|Institutions:||Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Partially|
|Deposited On:||18 Jun 2009 14:32|
|Last Modified:||05 Aug 2009 13:57|