[Keeping track while tracking]
As a bat navigates and hunts, they receive brief “snapshots” of prey, obstacles, and landmarks around them as echoes. By the time the bat has produced another call and received a new “snapshot”, their angle and distance from those objects has changed, dramatically altering the acoustic scene. How do bats reconstruct these disparate bits of information into a continuous representation of objects in their environment? This project investigates how temporal and acoustic features are integrated to allow for identification and discrimination of rotated objects.
[Hearing the forest for the trees]