Bats See in 3D Even in the Dark

Animals navigate and orient themselves to survive – to find food and shelter or avoid predators, for example. Research conducted by Dr. Nachum Ulanovsky and research student Michael Yartsev of the Weizmann Institute’s Neurobiology Department, published in Science, reveals for the first time how three-dimensional, Read More...

Hyperfast Echolocation Muscles in Bats

With vision, animals receive a more-or-less continuous stream of information about the world. With echolocation, however, bats only get a snapshot of their environment with each call and echo, requiring them to make rapid successions of calls. By bouncing sound waves off objects, including the bugs that are their main diet, bats can produce an accurate representation of their environment Read More...