Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Bats use both sides of brain to listen -- just like humans

Date:April 27, 2015

Source:Georgetown University Medical Center

Summary:Researchers have shown that, like humans, mustached bats use the left and right sides of their brains to process different aspects of sounds. Aside from humans, no other animal that has been studied, not even monkeys or apes, has proved to use such hemispheric specialization for sound processing -- meaning that the left brain is better at processing fast sounds, and the right processing slow ones.

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