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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar
October 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Presenter: Michaela (Ela) Warnecke, Postdoctoral Researcher, Litovsky Lab
Topic: Behavioral Adaptations to Changes in the Acoustic Scene of the Echolocating Bat
Our natural environment is noisy and in order to navigate it successfully, we must filter out the important components that may guide the next steps. Echolocating bats emit ultrasonic biosonar signals and listen to echoes reflecting off target prey and other scattered objects, conspecific calls and echoes, and any naturally-occurring environmental noises. I will present data that illustrate how bats adapt their behaviors in open spaces and cluttered environments, detailing how spectral and temporal patterning of echolocation calls is affected during competitive foraging of paired bats.