Date of Award
Master of Science
College of Arts and Sciences
One way to classify female cricket phonotactic response is as "non-skipping" or "skipping." "Skipping" is defined as crickets that respond to a non-continuous range of calling songs. This investigation evaluates the temporal aspects of typical phonotactic protocols and attempts to determine if "skipping" is due to a filtering mechanism or if "skipping" is an artifact of testing protocol. Rather than a notch filter or testing parameters inhibiting a phonotactic response to a syllable period within the range of a band pass filter, I hypothesize that "skipping" occurs as a result of the probabilistic nature of phonotaxis.
Crickets--Effect of light on., Crickets--Behavior.
Steely, Tori Joy, "Evaluating Hypotheses That Explain Non-continuous Responses to Syllable Periods ("Skipping") During Phonotaxis by Female Acheta Domesticus" (2013). Master's Theses. 25.