Thursday, September 26, 2013
Research Helps Understand the Ability to Pinpoint Object Location Using Echolocation
Here is a link to the video:
In the video link below they use an "anechoic chamber" to isolate sounds for experimental purposes. A flat object is moved from side to side to test the ability of a subject to determine it's location. This is a somewhat fundamental test, and I would say that since it is a large flat object that the test should be fairly easy for anyone who is familiar with the use of echolocation.
I've been in communication with Dr Rowan about his research and he is a very enthusiastic person with plans to continue his research with further studies to help better understand and quantify this skill. Perhaps in the future he will publish some studies on the more subtle aspects of echolocation, such as the effectiveness of echolocation with varying levels of background noise, or the precision of edge-finding using different frequency signals, or the precision of subjects' ability to determine object construct.
Stay tuned for more exciting things in the field of echolocation! :)