Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Science of Echolocation in Bats - Active Sensing

Followers! I just found this great publication from Nachum Ulanovsky at the Weizmann Institute of Science. It was just published this past May and has some great information on the physics of object recognition, texture recognition, beacon signal mechanics, the radar equation and all sorts of other fun stuff. So forget the books I posted earlier today, CHECK THIS OUT!

Echolocation Books:

Sorry I've been slacking off here.  For everyone out there looking for more information on echolocation check out these:

Listening in the Dark: The Acoustic Orientation of Bats and Men

Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins

The Sonar of Dolphins

ABC News Specials Medical Mysteries Series-Episode #3

Echolocation in Whales and Dolphins

The Neural Basis of Echolocation in Bats (Zoophysiology)


Perception: Philosophy of perception, Illusion, Déjà vu, Direct realism, Gestalt psychology, Animal echolocation, Chemotaxis, Nothing

Transmitting Beam Patterns of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) : Investigations in the Existence and Use of High Frequency Components Found in Echolocation Signals

Free 10-Minute Audio Lesson: Learn the Echolocation Click

Learn echolocation clicks with a free audio lesson
Learning how to click is one of the first steps to becoming an effective echoloator. This lesson provides clicking samples of a variety of different clicks and descriptions of when they might be most useful. This lesson has been used by O&M instructors all over the world.

Despite popular belief, it's easy to make your clicking quite subtle or unnoticeable even in quiet settings. There are many different clicks for different situations. I explain all of these in great detail and give examples of where, why and when they can and should be used.

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