Blind can Pick Up Navigation from Bats

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 28, 2011 at 12:45 AM Research News
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A study has pointed out that blind people can pick up the nuances of navigation from bats.

Bats navigate by visualizing objects from the sounds reflected off them.
 Blind can Pick Up Navigation from Bats
Blind can Pick Up Navigation from Bats

The study also revealed that blind people can understand their environment by listening to the echoes of sounds.

Dr Mel Goodale, senior scientist at the University of Western Ontario, said: "It is clear that echolocation enables blind people to do things that are otherwise thought to be impossible without vision, and in this way it can provide blind and vision-impaired people with a high degree of independence in their daily lives."



Source: Medindia

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