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People can learn to distinguish rotating objects by the way they echo sounds

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Credit: Sumiya et al, 2021, PLOS ONE (CC-BY 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

People can learn to distinguish rotating objects by the way they echo sounds, in echolocation techniques inspired by bats.

Article Title: Effectiveness of time-varying echo information for target geometry identification in bat-inspired human echolocation

Funding: This study was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP18J01429 (Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows) to MS. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Article URL: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0250517

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