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What does it feel like to be an electroreceptive fish?

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-353079
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.35307
Kramer, Bernd
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Abstract

The weakly electric knifefish Eigenmannia emits an electric organ discharge (EOD) of constant frequency and sinusoidal waveform that varies with sex and age. Eigenmannia discriminates among these except when stimulated at the same frequency as its own EOD frequency. In that case, it needs to perform a Jamming Avoidance Response (frequency shift) which results in a beating mixed signal. By a ...

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