What do bats see with their sonar?

Hosted by Prof Peter Ng, James A. Simmons from Department of Neuroscience, Brown University, Rhode Island is giving a talk titled, ‘What do bats see with their sonar?’,

DATE: Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007
TIME: 4 pm
VENUE: DBS Conference Rm

Echolocating big brown bats (eptesicus fuscus) determine target distance from echo delay and target shape from the echo spectrum, but they convert then spectrum into estimates of the relative distances to different parts of targets. this gives them a fast method for synthetic aperture reconstruction of shape.

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