Lateral Line Detectors Author:ed. Phyllis H. Cahn The lateral line sensory system of fish has challenged investigators for well over one hundred years and its primary function still provokes active controversy. Renewed interest in it arose during WW II in association with the increased development and use of sonar techniques. Since then there has been increased activity in studies on the latera... more »l line, and refinements in electronics, the electron microscope, and other physical techniques now available have aided these endeavoes. This volume, which contains the proceedings of an international interdisciplinary conference on the lateral line held at Yeshiva University in April, 1966, reviews and evaluates these recent advances.
it also serves as an introduction to the lateral line for workers in other areas of animal acoustics, for acoustical specialists, and for physicists and engineers interested in bionics. It is hoped that widening interest in the subject will lead to the development and construction of a physical analogue of a lateral line or an acoustico-lateralis system, which, in turn, will have many useful applications in other areas of science and technology.« less