Bat biosonar: Distinguishing targets from clutter

It has long been known that bats emit high frequency sonar blasts, and then construct a 3-D picture of their environment based on returning echoes. But the new research, which was partially funded by the National Science Foundation, shows how bats interpret the cacophony of returning echoes to distinguish their priority target from background clutter.

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