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Human exploration of enclosed spaces through echolocation

Flanagin et al. in The Journal of Neuroscience

25.01.2017

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Echolocation

Sizing up spaces by ear

Humans can be trained to use echolocation to estimate the sizes of enclosed spaces. LMU researchers now show that the learning process involves close coordination between sensory and motor cortex.

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Echoortung

Lernen, den Raum zu hören

Wer sein Gehör trainiert, kann hören, wie groß ein Raum ist. LMU-Forscher zeigen erstmals, wie eng dabei sensorischer und Motor-Kortex zusammenarbeiten.

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The Journal of Neuroscience

Human exploration of enclosed spaces through echolocation