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dc.contributor.authorBoevé, Jean-Luc
dc.contributor.authorGiot, Rudi
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-25T15:06:09Z
dc.date.available2014-07-25T15:06:09Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.citationBoevé, J., Giot, R. "Volatiles that Sound Bad: Sonification of Defensive Chemical Signals from Insects against Insects". Presented at the 20th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2014), June 22-25, 2014, New York, NY.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/52067
dc.descriptionPresented at the 20th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2014), June 22-25, 2014, New York, NY.en_US
dc.description.abstractDefensive chemicals such as volatiles are essential for many insects against the attack of predatory insects, but in the research domain of chemical ecology there remains a need to better understand how intrinsic physicochemical constants of volatiles determine the intra- and interspecific diversification of such compounds produced by prey insects, knowing that many predatory insects primarily rely on chemical cues during foraging. To apprehend and explore the diversity of emitted chemicals as related to the receiver’s perception, here we aim to transform chemical into acoustic signals by a process of sonification, because odours and sounds are similarly perceived in their spatiotemporal dynamics. Since insects often emit a complex mixture of repellents, we prototyped a sonification software to process physicochemical parameters of individual molecules, prior mixing these sonified data by following the chemical profile of specific insect defensive secretions. In a proof of concept, the repellence of insectivorous ants towards single chemicals was compared with the repulsive response of humans towards the auditorily translated signals. Expected outreaches of our ongoing project called 'SonifChem' are, among others, to explore the repulsive and even the attractive bioactivities of chemicals emanating from any (biological) source.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License.
dc.subjectAuditory displayen_US
dc.subjectDefensive chemicalsen_US
dc.subjectVolatilesen_US
dc.subjectChemical ecologyen_US
dc.subjectChemical sonificationen_US
dc.titleVolatiles that Sound Bad: Sonification of Defensive Chemical Signals from Insects against Insectsen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameInstitut Superieur Industriel de Bruxellesen_US
dc.publisher.originalInternational Community for Auditory Display
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