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posted on 03.10.2019 by Henry D. Legett, Rachel A. Page, Ximena E. Bernal
Method for creating stimuli, treatments (5 ms, 79 ms, alternating calls) for each trial. Pre-recorded calls were randomly drawn from the library of 10 (either Smilisca sila or Engystomops pustulosus) so that the same call was not repeated within a single trial. Specific call combinations were not repeated for a receiver (bat, midge, or female frog). Note that, as a result of leader-follower preferences, the order in which calls are presented in the 5 ms and 79 ms treatments change the way these stimuli are perceived (e.g. call #8 and call #2 broadcast at 5 ms overlap is different than call #2 and call #8 broadcast at 5 ms overlap). Thus, from the library of 10 calls, there were 90 potential stimuli each for the 5 ms and 79 ms treatments, and 45 combinations for the alternative treatment.

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