Topic: Bats

Bats Use Second Sense to Hunt Prey in Noisy Environments

Sept. 15, 2016
Fringe-lipped bat

This bat's ability to shift to a second sense for hunting might give it a leg up in competition with other predators in a noisy environment and might also alter prey populations.

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Bats Use Water Ripples to Hunt Frogs

Jan. 23, 2014

[caption id="attachment_44264" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Ripples continue for several seconds after a male tungara frog has stopped calling. Credit: Ryan Taylor/Salisbury University"]
Male Tungara Frog

AUSTIN, Texas  As the male túngara frog serenades female frogs from a pond, he creates watery ripples that make him easier to target by rivals and predators such as bats, according to researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Leiden University and Salisbury University.

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The making of a bat-man

July 8, 2010
Neurobiologist George Pollak said it was during his time as an undergraduate at American University when he realized studying

I recently sat down with neurobiologist George Pollak, professor in the Section of Neurobiology in the College of Natural Sciences, and asked him how he became interested in studying the brain, and why he uses bats to study it.

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Office hours: George Pollak's big idea

Feb. 5, 2010
Office hours: George Pollak's big idea

For more than 35 years, neurobiologist George Pollak has been using echolocating bats to study the mammalian auditory system, trying to understand how the auditory system processes communication signals and how animals are able to associate a sound with its location in space.

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Opinion piece analyzes UT, A&M bat sound-decoding research

Sept. 8, 2009
Neurobiologist George Pollak spent three years analyzing thousands of Mexican free-tailed bat recordings.

If you had the ears of a bat, what would you hear if you walked into a crowded bat cave? Music, it turns out.

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