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Human Echolocation

Filed under: — Posted by the Fantasist during the Hour of the Hare which is terribly early in the morning.
The moon is a New Moon

No, I am not making this up!

According to this article on The New Scientist, researchers have done work with human echolocation. And, I don’t mean standard sonar, either. Personal echolocation. What’s freaky is that it works better than they expected! Regular humans were able to track down a virtual “insect” in a virtual reality setting using modified bat echolocation signals. So far, that’s about all researcher Dean Waters has been able to accomplish, but he’s hoping that the military and other businesses will get interested. In the meantime, though, he’s happy enough getting a better idea of what it’s like to hear like a bat.


  1. Could you help me? I’m wondering if you could send me any leaflets about human echolocation. e-mail me back
    yours sincerely

    Comment by Laura manship — 3/9/2004 @ 7:01 am

  2. Thanks for the info.
    I believe you.

    Comment by Shai Rilov — 4/29/2004 @ 9:50 pm

  3. Could somebody get me some info on submarine echolocation?

    Comment by Shai Rilov — 4/29/2004 @ 9:54 pm

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