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Learning How Bats “See” With Sound

  • Published28 Nov 2018
  • Reviewed28 Nov 2018
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While most humans rely on their vision to navigate the world, bats use sound as their guide. Neuroscientist Cynthia Moss thinks the two different strategies may rely on similar neural computations: Echolocating bats locate objects by emitting sounds in different directions, pointing their sounds as people point their eyes. Moss’s research lab at Johns Hopkins University studies echolocating bats to learn how our senses and behaviors help us build a perception of the world.

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