Friday, 9 January 2015

Hunting bats rely on 'bag of chips effect'

Date:
January 8, 2015

Source:
Cell Press

Summary:
When bats hunt in groups at night, they rely on the sounds of their fellow bats to tip them off on the best places to a grab a good meal. Researchers reporting their findings are calling this behavior the 'bag of chips effect.'

"When you sit in a dark cinema theater and someone opens a bag of chips, everyone in the theater knows that someone is eating chips and approximately where that someone is," says Yossi Yovel of Tel Aviv University. "Bats work similarly."

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