Bat Sonar: Seeing with Sound

Mitch Masters
Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University

(October 28, 2003 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)

Bat Sonar: Seeing with Sound

Abstract

Echolocation -- "seeing" using sound -- is a remarkable ability bats (and toothed whales) have and we don't. We know some of what bats can do with echolocation but are still in a fairly unenlightened state when in comes to explaining how they do it. This talk will focus on some of what we have learned from bats in psychophysical experiments that raise questions about their signal-processing strategy.