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20/04/1914 American neuroscientist Robert Galambos is born

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History of Neuroscience: Robert Galambos

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Fishing bats using echolocation during attack

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History of Neuroscience: Vernon Mountcastle

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Robert Galambos - History of Bat Echolocation

Together with fellow student Donald Griffin, Galambos demonstrated that bats use echolocation for navigation. In their experiment, a special microphone in a dark room was used to prove that bats flying in the dark could see by emitting ultrasonic vocal sounds. Their flight was severely impaired if either a bat's ears were plugged, or its mouth was held closed by a loop of thread.
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