Department of Psychology

Rickye Heffner

Picture of Rickye HeffnerPh.D., Florida State University, 1973

Office: UH 5008
Phone: 419-530-2710
Fax: (419) 530-8479

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390

Dr. Heffner will NOT be accepting students for the Fall of 2020.

Dr. Heffner's CV can be viewed here.

Laboratory of Comparative Hearing

Research Interests 

  • comparative hearing
  • evolution of hearing in mammals
  • evolution of sound localization and its relation to vision and the auditory brainstem

Selected Publications

Heffner, R.S., Koay, G., Heffner, H.E. (2013) Hearing in American leaf-nosed bats. IV: The Common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus. Hearing Research, 296, 42-50.

Heffner, R.S., Koay, G. and Heffner, H.E. (2001) Audiograms of five species of rodents: Implications for the evolution of hearing and the encoding of pitch. Hearing Research, 157, 138-152.

Heffner, R.S. & Heffner, H.E. (1993) Degenerate hearing and sound localization in naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber), with an overview of central auditory structures. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 331, 418-433.

Heffner, R. S. & Heffner, H. E. (1992). Visual factors in sound localization in mammals. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 317, 219-232.

Heffner, R. S. & Heffner, H. E. (1987). Localization of noise, use of binaural cues, and a description of the superior olivary complex in the smallest carnivore, the least weasel (Mustela nivalis). Behavioral Neuroscience, 101, 701-708, 744-745.

Heffner, R., & Heffner, H. (1980). Hearing in the elephant (Elephas maximas). Science, 208, 518-520.

Last Updated: 6/27/22