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This frog’s lungs act like noise cancelling headphones – The Conversation UK

The noise from the lungs drowns out other species’ calls, letting the females hear potential mates.

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For us humans, having a conversation in a crowded room is challenging its often called the cocktail party problem. The mix of sounds arriving at our eardrums needs to be analysed to pick out the sounds of individual talkers and thats a difficult task.
The neural computations involved in this kind of analysis are daunting and easily disrupted. Even a relatively minor hearing impairment, almost undetectable by standard clinical tests, leads to notable defects in being able to pick out individual…

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