News Release 15-133 - Video
Researchers recorded the brain activity of bats echolocating to see how bats understand orientation
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Researchers record the brains of bats as they echolocated, while waiting on a platform for a mealworm treat. They focused on a particular area of the brain, the mid-brain superior colliculus, which plays a role in orienting behaviors. This data has led to a more nuanced understanding of how bat brains understand 3-D space, at the neural level.
Credit: Courtesy of Cindy Moss and the Johns Hopkins University Auditory Neuroethology Lab