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Re: Songbird audiograms

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Subject: Re: Songbird audiograms
From: "Martin Braun" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 14:37:53 +0100
Michael Stocker wrote:

"We could infer that they do use these sounds for something which
involves their being able to hear them ...."

This may not always be true. Imagine the following scenario:

A bird is deaf above 6 kHz. If this bird has sound components
around 10-12 kHz in its calls, it cannot hear these components and it is
thus unable to influence its voice organs to reduce or even eliminate


Martin Braun
Neuroscience of Music
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