echolocation


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  • noun

Synonyms for echolocation

determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it

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Thus, echolocation per se is not a rare ability practiced by a few skilled individuals; the crucial spatial resolution component of the skill, although not immediately accessible to most untrained persons, can be readily learned.
It may sound like the stuff of science-fiction but in fact echolocation has long been identified as a resource for blind people - it is only now that its benefits are being monitored and recorded.
Answers may vary Here's one possible answer: The hearing of foxes is not as spectacled flying attuned to high frequencies as that of most other bat species because the flying foxes are adapted to depend on their sight and smell, and not echolocation, to navigate or to find foods
When bats use echolocation to hunt, they make high-pitched squeals that people can't hear but that other bats can detect.
Bats' large, distinctive, convoluted, mobile ear flaps are critical for the fine-grain acoustic analysis they do during echolocation.
O'Farrell MJ: Use of echolocation calls for the identification of free-flying bats.
They both have developed the ability to use echolocation - a biological sonar - for hunting.
If an insect sits on or walks along a surface, it's almost impossible for bats to find them by echolocation.
This technique is similar to echolocation and sonar.
To understand auditory brain function, bats are especially interesting animals to study because they process sound through echolocation, which is a kind of biological sonar.
HOLDEN - Although the term echolocation is most frequently associated with animals who use sound to locate objects, at the Gale Free Library "Echolocation" is an innovative art exhibit that pairs works of art with works of poetry.
In addition, Stoffregen and Pittenger (1995) predicted that echolocation would play a role in stance:
Three-dimensional displays will show bats as mammals that fly and illustrate feeding and echolocation behaviour.
Scientists from Shandong University in China studying the rufous horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus rouxi) found that the thin flaps of skin around the bats' nostrils, called "nose leaves," improve echolocation.