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Vol. 55, No. 2, 1990
Issue release date: 1990
Section title: Reviewed Article
Folia Primatol 1990;55:62–72
(DOI:10.1159/000156501)

Comparison of Auditory Functions in the Chimpanzee and Human

Kojima S.
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan

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Abstract of Reviewed Article

Received: 10/17/1988
Accepted: 11/2/1989
Published online: 9/12/2008
Issue release date: 1990

Number of Print Pages: 11
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0015-5713 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9980 (Online)

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Abstract

Absolute thresholds for pure tones, loudness, frequency and intensity difference thresholds and the resonance of the external auditory meatus were measured in chimpanzees and compared with those in humans. Chimpanzees were more sensitive than humans to frequencies higher than 8 kHz but less sensitive to frequencies lower than 250 Hz and 2- to 4-kHz tones. Difference thresholds for frequency and intensity were greater in chimpanzees than in humans. The resonance of the external ear was about the same in the two species. The effects of differences in hearing between species upon speech perception are discussed.


  

Author Contacts

Shozo Kojima, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi 484 (Japan)

  

Article Information

Received: October 17, 1988
Accepted: November 2, 1989
Published online: September 12, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 11

  

Publication Details

Folia Primatologica (International Journal of PrimatologyInternationale Zeitschrift für PrimatologieJournal international de Primatologie)

Vol. 55, No. 2, Year 1990 (Cover Date: 1990)

Journal Editor: Crompton R.H. (Liverpool)
ISSN: 0015–5713 (Print), eISSN: 1421–9980 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FPR


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Reviewed Article

Received: 10/17/1988
Accepted: 11/2/1989
Published online: 9/12/2008
Issue release date: 1990

Number of Print Pages: 11
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0015-5713 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9980 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FPR


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