Tongue-driven sonar beam steering by a lingual-echolocating fruit bat.

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Lee, Wu-Jung; Falk, Benjamin; Chiu, Chen; Krishnan, Anand; Arbour, Jessica H.; Moss, Cynthia F.;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS Biology, volume 15, issue 12 (issn: 1544-9173, eissn: 1545-7885)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2003148, pmc: PMC5774845
  • Subject: Digestive System | Research Article | Diagnostic Medicine | Echolocation | Anatomy | Tongue | Eukaryota | Engineering and Technology | Sonar | Diagnostic Radiology | Radiology and Imaging | Audio Equipment | Sensory Physiology | Bats | Animal Navigation | Microphones | Tomography | Animal Migration | Animals | Animal Signaling and Communication | Behavior | Biology and Life Sciences | Auditory System | Neuroscience | Animal Behavior | Research and Analysis Methods | Physiology | Remote Sensing | Equipment | Vertebrates | Neuroimaging | QH301-705.5 | Amniotes | Mouth | Mammals | Imaging Techniques | Computed Axial Tomography | Organisms | Sensory Systems | Medicine and Health Sciences | Fruit Bats | Zoology | Biology (General)

Animals enhance sensory acquisition from a specific direction by movements of head, ears, or eyes. As active sensing animals, echolocating bats also aim their directional sonar beam to selectively “illuminate” a confined volume of space, facilitating efficient informati... View more
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