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Peter Teglberg Madsen


Current position: Professor, Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark.

During his Jens Christian Skou Senior fellowship Professor Peter Teglberg Madsen worked on the project 'Adaptive perception through active sensing'.

Proejct at AIAS

Sensible behavioral responses of an animal to the environment depend critically on the capability to sample the surroundings with a suite of sensory systems. Most senses are passive where specialized receptor cells are sensitive to intrinsic energy from the surrounding environment, such as light and sound. In contrast, a few senses, such as echolocation, are active: the animal itself produces the energy that it subsequently detects after convolving it with the environment. With this AIAS Skou fellowship I wish to harness the tremendous synergy from integrating parallel studies of how echolocating animals sense actively with sound into a big picture framework of how animals in general use sensory-motor feedback processes to actively adapt their perception via active sensing.

Project title:

Adaptive perception through active sensing

Area of research:

Sensory physiology

Fellowship period:

1 Feb 2018 – 31 Jan 2019 

Fellowship type: 

Jens Christian Skou fellow 

This fellowship has received funding from The Aarhus University Research Foundation.

Tagging of whale with multicensor Dtag