Psychophysical tuning curves of chinchillas

Therese McGee, Allen Ryan, Peter Dallos

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Psychophysical tuning curves were obtained on normal chinchillas using a shock-avoidance technique. Curves were measured at several levels and frequencies of the signal, and both simultaneous and forward masking were employed. The chinchilla curves were found to be similar to those obtained with human subjects by other researchers. Also, a comparison of the chinchilla psychophysical tuning curves with cat physiological tuning curves shows that the two are similar in shape and sharpness of tuning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1146-1150
Number of pages5
Journaljournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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