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"Sonar-guided attention modulates neural coding of space in free-flying bats," by Cynthia F. Moss, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Neuroscience Program
Location
Beckman Institute 2269 - 2nd Floor Tower Room
Date
Mar 22, 2022   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Cynthia F. Moss, Johns Hopkins University
Contact
Neuroscience Program
E-Mail
nsp@life.illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-7978
Views
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Originating Calendar
Neuroscience Program Seminars

Echolocating bats sense their surrounding by producing high frequency calls and extracting information from the features of returning echoes. Bats modify the directional aim and timing of their sonar calls as they inspect targets and obstacles, and importantly, these inspection behaviors provide a direct readout of their attention to objects. Multichannel recordings from the midbrain superior colliculus and hippocampus of the free-flying bat reveal that neural coding of space is dynamic and modulated by sonar-guided attention.  

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