We investigate mechanisms of spatial perception and memory, coupled with adaptive motor behaviors, which enable successful navigation in complex 3-D environments. Our empirical studies exploit an animal model that provides explicit information about the signals used to guide behavior through its active sensing system. This animal model, the echolocating bat, coordinates its sonar signals with flight maneuvers in response to dynamic echo information, and exhibits a rich display of natural sensory-guided behaviors. Using the bat model system, our research program integrates behavioral, neurobiological, and computational studies of scene analysis, space representation, decision-making, sensorimotor integration and flight control.




Batlab News
10/26/2015 Congratulations to Dan Ju on being awarded David S. Olton Research Award.
10/09/2015 Lab alumnus Nachum Ulanovsky receives 2015 Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award.
04/30/2015 The lab was featured on the HUB.
04/13/2015 Ben Falk passed his dissertation defense. Congratulations, Ben!
04/01/2015 The lab was featured in Johns Hopkins Gazette.
03/30/2015 Ninad Kothari passed his qualifying exam. Congratulations, Ninad!
01/22/2015 The lab was featured in Johns Hopkins Magazine.
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