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October 30, 2017

Batlab studies echolocation to learn how animals "see" with sound

Neuroscientist Cindy Moss is investigating how animals use sensory information to guide their behavior. Her team at Johns Hopkins University's "Batlab" is currently focused on bat echolocation -- high frequency sonar calls a bat uses to determine the location of objects in its environment. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the group aims to better understand how these highly-specialized creatures perceive and navigate their world, and in turn, learn more about how humans do it.

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