Echolocation builds prediction models of prey movement

Bats rely on acoustic information from the echoes of their own vocalizations to hunt airborne insects. By amalgamating representations of prey echoes, bats can determine prey distance, size, shape, and density, as well as identify what they are tracking. Credit: Angeles Salles

Bats are not only using their acoustical abilities to find a meal—they are also using it to predict where their prey would be, increasing their chances of a successful hunt.

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