AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Peter Teglberg, AIAS Fellow

Echolocation: Finding food with sound

2018.05.22 | AIAS

Date Mon 24 Sep
Time 14:15 16:15
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Echolocation is a process where the animals must emit sound to generate echoes returning to the auditory system for processing, meaning that they control sensory information flow by the rate, type and direction of the sounds they produce as well as by adjusting the sensitivity of their hearing. These parameters directly influence the temporal resolution and spatial extent of their perception of their environment, enabling dynamic control of attention in response to environmental complexity and behavioral objectives.

Short bio

Peter Teglberg Madsen is a Jens Christian Skou Senior Fellow at AIAS and Professor of sensory physiology at the Institute for Bioscience, Aarhus University. He is interested in how wild animals use sensory systems to inform behavioral transitions, to find food, avoid predators and navigate. He uses small archival, multisensory tags on wild animals from bats to sperm whales to understand their sensory ecology as a function of natural and disturbed habitats.

Peter Teglberg's project at AIAS

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