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Echo detection and target-ranging neurons in the auditory system of the bat Eptesicus fuscus

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Science  10 Nov 1978:
Vol. 202, Issue 4368, pp. 645-648
DOI: 10.1126/science.705350

Abstract

Some of the neurons in the nucleus intercollicularis and auditory cortex of the echolocating bat Eptesicus fuscus respond selectively to sonar echoes occurring with specific echo delays or pulse-echo intervals. They do not respond for a wide range of other types of sounds or for sonar echoes at longer or shorter pulse-echo intervals; they may, therefore, be specialized for detection and ranging of sonar targets.

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