Journal Articles

Jinhong Luo, Ninad B. Kothari, and Cynthia F. Moss, Sensorimotor integration on a rapid time scale. PNAS, doi 10.1073, 2017 PDF, LINK

Junghee J. Kim, Melville Wohlgemuth, Cynthia F. Moss and Timothy K. Horiuchi, BatFlash: A Head-Mounted LED for Detecting Bat Echolocation. IEEE, 978-1-5090-2959, 2016 PDF, LINK

Sterbing–D'Angelo, S.J., Liu, H., Yu, M. and Moss, C.F., Morphology and deflection properties of bat wing sensory hairs: scanning electron microscopy, laser scanning vibrometry, and mechanics model. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 11(5), p.056008, 2016. PDF, LINK

Sterbing–D'Angelo, S.J., Chadha, M., Marshall, K.L. and Moss, C.F., Functional role of airflow sensing hairs on the bat wing. Journal of Neurophysiology, pp.jn - 00261, 2016. PDF, LINK

Beatrice Mao, Murat Aytekin, Gerald S. Wilkinson, and Cynthia F. Moss. Big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) reveal diverse strategies for sonar target tracking in clutter. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 140 (3), September 2016. PDF, LINK

Wohlgemuth, M., Kothari, N.B., and Moss, C.F. Action enhances acoustic cues for auditory localization in echolocating bats. Public Library of Science Biology, DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002544 September 8, 2016. PDF

Wohlemuth, M., Luo, J., and Moss, C.F. 3D auditory localization in bats. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 2016, 10.1016/j.conb.2016.08.002, 78-86. PDF

Wu-Jung Lee and Cynthia F. Moss. Can the elongated hindwing tails of fluttering moths serve as false sonar targets to divert bat attacks? J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 139 (5), May 2016 PDF

Michaela Warnecke, Wu-Jung Lee, Anand Krishnan and Cynthia F. Moss. Dynamic Echo Information Guides Flight in the Big Brown Bat. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 25 April 2016 doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00081 PDF

James G. Heys, Christopher F. Shay, Katrina M. MacLeod, Menno P. Witter, Cynthia F. Moss, and Michael E. Hasselmo. Physiological Properties of Neurons in Bat Entorhinal Cortex Exhibit an Inverse Gradient along the Dorsal – Ventral Axis Compared to Entorhinal Neurons in Rat. The Journal of Neuroscience, April 20, 2016 36(16):4591 – 4599 4591 PDF

Melville J. Wohlgemuth and Cynthia F. Moss. Midbrain auditory selectivity to natural sounds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2016, 113(9): 2508-2513. doi:10.1073/pnas.1517451113 PDF

Warnecke M, Chiu C, Engelberg J, & Moss CF. Active Listening in a Bat Cocktail Party: Adaptive Echolocation and Flight Behaviors of Big Brown Bats, Eptesicus fuscus, Foraging in a Cluttered Acoustic Environment. Brain, behavior and evolution, 2015 Sep;86(1):6-16. doi: 10.1159/000437346. Epub 2015 Sep 24. PDF

Danilovich, S, Krishnan, A. Lee, W-J, Borrisov, I, Eitan, O., Kosa, G. Moss, C.F., and Yovel, Y. Bats regulate biosonar based on the availability of visual information. Current Biology, 2015, 25(23), pR1124-R1125.PDF

Hulgard, K., Moss, C.F., Jakobsen, L., and Surlykke, A. Big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) emit intense search calls and fly in stereotyped flight paths as they forage in the wild. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2015. doi: 10.1242/jeb.128983.

Benjamin Falk, Joseph Kasnadi, and Cynthia F. Moss. Tight coordination of aerial flight maneuvers and sonar call production in insectivorous bats. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2015, 218: 3678-3688. doi: 10.1242/jeb.122283 PDF

Marshall, K. L., Chadha, M., deSouza, L. A., Sterbing-D'Angelo, S. J., Moss, C. F., and Lumpkin, E. A. Somatosensory substrates of flight control in bats. Cell Reports, May 2015. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2015.04.001. PDF

Falk, B., Jakobsen, L., Surlykke, A., and Moss, C. F. Bats coordinate sonar and flight behavior as they forage in open and cluttered environments. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2014, 217(24): 4356-4364. PDF

Wright, G., Chiu, C., Xian, W., Wilkinson, G., and Moss, C.F. Social calls predict foraging success in big brown bats, Current Biology, 2014, 24: 885-889. PDF

Kothari, N., Wohlgemuth, M., Hulgard, K., Surlykke, A., and Moss, C.F. Timing matters: Sonar call groups facilitate spatio-temporal target localization in bats. Frontiers in Physiology, 2014, published online April 11, 2014. PDF

Lewicki, M.S., Olshausen, B.A., Surlykke A., and Moss, C.F. Scene analysis in the natural environment, Frontiers in Perception, April 2014 doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00199. PDF

Genevieve S. Wright, Chen Chiu, Wei Xian, Gerald S. Wilkinson, and Cynthia F. Moss. Social calls of flying big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus). Frontiers in Physiology, 16 August 2013. doi:10.3389/fphys.2013.00214. PDF

James G. Heys, Katrina M. MacLeod, Cynthia F. Moss, and Michael E. Hasselmo. Bat and Rat Neurons Differ in Theta-Frequency Resonance Despite Similar Coding of Space. Science, 19 April 2013, 340(6130): 363-367. doi: 10.1126/science.1233831. PDF

Cynthia F. Moss, Chen Chiu, and Annemarie Surlykke. Adaptive vocal behavior drives perception by echolocation in bats. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 2011, 21:645-652. PDF

Yossi Yovel, Ben Falk, Cynthia F. Moss, and Nachum Ulanovsky. Active Control of Acoustic Field-of-View in a Biosonar System. PLoS Biology, September 2011, 9(9), e1001150. PDF

Genevieve Spanjer Wright, Gerald S. Wilkinson, and Cynthia F. Moss. Social learning of a novel foraging task by big brown bats, Eptesicus fuscus. Animal Behaviour, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.07.044. PDF

Susanne Sterbing-D'Angelo, Mohit Chadha, Chen Chiu, Ben Falk, Wei Xian, Janna Barcelo, John M. Zook, and Cynthia F. Moss. Bat wing sensors support flight control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 20 June 2011. doi:10.1073/pnas.1018740108. PDF

Ben Falk, Tameeka Williams, Murat Aytekin, and Cynthia F. Moss. Adaptive behavior for texture discrimination by the free-flying big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus. J Comp Physiol A, 2011. doi:10.1007/s00359-010-0621-6. PDF

Chadha, M., Moss, C.F., and Sterbing-D'Angelo, S.J. Organization of the primary somatosensory cortex and wing representation in the Big Brown Bat, Eptesicus fuscus. J Comp Physiol A, 2011, 197:89-96. doi:10.1007/s00359-010-0590-9. PDF

Ulanovsky, N. and Moss, C.F. Dynamics of hippocampal spatial representation in echolocating bats. Hippocampus, 2009, DOI: 10.1002/hipo.20731; 2011, 21(2): 150-161. PDF

Aytekin, M., Mao, B., and Moss, C.F. Spatial perception and adaptive sonar behavior. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2010, 128(6): 3788-3798. PDF

Chen Chiu, Puduru Viswanadha Reddy, Wei Xian, Perinkulam S. Krishnaprasad, and Cynthia F. Moss. Effects of competitive prey capture on flight behavior and sonar beam pattern in paired big brown bats, Eptesicus fuscus. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 2010, 213:3348-3356. doi:10.1242/jeb.044818. PDF

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Cynthia F. Moss and Annemarie Surlykke. Probing the natural scene by echolocation in bats. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, August 2010, 4(33). doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2010.00033. PDF

Yossi Yovel, Ben Falk, Cynthia F. Moss, and Nachum Ulanovsky. Optimal Localization by Pointing Off Axis. Science, 5 February 2010, 327(5966): 701-704. doi: 10.1126/science.1183310. PDF

Bohn, K., Moss, C.F., and Wilkinson, G. Pup Guarding by Greater Spear-Nosed Bats. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 4 May 2009. doi:10.1007/s00265-009-0776-8. PDF

Chiu, C., Xian, W., and Moss, C.F. Adaptive echolocation behavior in bats for the analysis of auditory scenes. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 2009, 212:1392-1404. PDF

Kaushik Ghose, Jeffrey D. Triblehorn, Kari Bohn, David D. Yager, and Cynthia F. Moss. Behavioral responses of big brown bats to dives by praying mantises. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2009, 212:693-703. PDF

Surlykke, A., Ghose, K., and Moss, C.F. Acoustic scanning of natural scenes by echolocation in bats. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2008, 212: 1011-1020. PDF

Chiu, C. and Moss, C.F. When echolocating bats do not echolocate. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 2008, 1(2): 161 - 162. PDF

Chiu, C., Xian, W., and Moss, C.F. Flying in silence: Echolocating bats cease vocalizing to avoid sonar jamming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2008, 105(35): 13115-13120. PDF

Ulanovsky, N. and Moss, C.F. What the bat's voice tells the bat's brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, invited perspective, 2008, 105: 8491-8498. PDF

Aytekin, M., Moss, C.F., and Simon, J.Z. A sensory-motor approach to sound localization. Neural Computation, 2008, 20: 603-635. PDF

Triblehorn, J. D., Ghose, K., Bohn, K., Moss, C.F., and Yager, D.D. Free-flight encounters between praying mantids (Parasphendale agrioninaP) and bats (Eptesicus fuscus). Journal of Experimental Biology, 2008, 211: 555-562. PDF

Ghose, K., Horiuchi, T.K, and Moss, C.F. Flying big brown bats emit a beam with two lobes in the dorso-ventral plane. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2007, 122(6): 3717-3724. PDF

Chen Chiu and Cynthia F. Moss. The role of the external ear in vertical sound localization in the free flying bat, Eptesicus fuscus. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, April 2007, 121(4): 2227-2235. PDF

Shiva R. Sinha and Cynthia F. Moss. Vocal Premotor Activity in the Superior Colliculus. The Journal of Neuroscience, 3 January 2007, 27(1):98-110. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2683-06.2007. PDF

Kirsten M. Bohn, Gerald S. Wilkinson, and Cynthia F. Moss. Discrimination of infant isolation calls by female greater spear-nosed bats, Phyllostomus hastatus. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 2007, 73, 423e432. PDF

Ulanovsky, N. and Moss, C.F. Hippocampal cellular and network activity in freely-moving echolocating bats. Nature Neuroscience, 2007, 10(2): 224-233. PDF

Bohn, K.M., Moss, C.F., and Wilkinson, G.S. Correlated evolution between hearing sensitivity and social calls in bats. Biology Letters, Royal Society, 27 June 2006. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0501. PDF

Ghose, K. Horiuchi, T.K., Krishnaprasad, P.S., and Moss, C.F. Echolocating bats use a nearly time-optimal strategy to intercept prey. PLoS Biology, 2006, 4(5): e108. PDF

Moss, C.F., Bohn, K., Gilkenson, H., and Surlykke, A. Active listening for spatial orientation in a complex auditory scene. PLoS Biology, 2006, 4(4): 615-626. PDF

Ghose, K. and Moss, C.F. Steering by hearing: A bat's acoustic gaze is linked to its flight motor output by a delayed, adaptive linear law. Journal of Neuroscience, 2006, 26: 1704-1710. PDF

Jensen, M.E., Moss, C.F., and Surlykke, A. Echolocating bats can use acoustic landmarks for spatial orientation. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2005, 208: 4399-4410. PDF

Aytekin, M., Grassi, E., Sahota, M., and Moss, C.F. The bat head-related transfer function reveals binaural cues for sound localization in azimuth and elevation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2004. PDF

Bohn, K.M., Boughman, J.W., Wilkinson, G.S., and Moss, C.F. Auditory sensitivity and frequency selectivity in greater spear-nosed bats suggest specializations for acoustic communication. Journal of Comparative Psysiology, A., 2004, 190(3): 185-192. PDF

Moss, C.F. and Sinha, S.R. Neurobiology of echolocation in bats. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, Invited contribution, 2003, 13(6): 755-762. PDF

Schnitzler, H.-U., Moss, C.F., and Denzinger, A. From spatial orientation to food acquisition in echolocating bats. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 2003, 18(8): 386-394. PDF

Ghose, K. and Moss, C.F. The sonar beam pattern of a flying bat as it tracks tethered insects. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, August 2003, 114(2): 1120-1131. PDF

Simmons, J.A., Wotton, J.M., Ferragamo, M.J., and Moss, C.F. Transformation of external-ear spectral cues into perceived delays by the big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2002, 111(6): 2771-2782. PDF

Moss, C.F. and Surlykke, A. Auditory scene analysis by echolocation in bats. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2001, 110: 2207-2226. PDF

Erwin, H., Wilson, W.W., and Moss, C.F. A computational sensorimotor model of bat echolocation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2001, 110: 1176-1187. PDF

Ghose, K., Zotkin, D, Duraiswami, R., and Moss, C.F. Multimodal localization of a flying bat. Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Salt Lake City, 2001, SAM-P7.10. PDF

Valentine, D. E., Sinha, S., and Moss, C.F. Orienting responses and vocalizations produced by microstimulation in the superior colliculus of the echolocating bat, Eptesicus fuscus. Journal of Comparative Physiology, 2002, 188: 89-108. PDF

Wadsworth, J. and Moss, C.F. Vocal control of acoustic information for sonar discriminations by the echolocating bat, Eptesicus fuscus. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2000, 107: 2265-2271. PDF

Surlykke, A. and Moss, C.F. Echolocation behavior of big brown bats, Eptesicus fuscus, in the field and the laboratory. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2000, 108(5): 2419-2429. PDF

Grossetête, A. and Moss, C.F. Target flutter rate discrimination by bats using frequency modulated sonar sounds: Behavior and signal processing models. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 1998, 103: 2167-2176. PDF

Moss, C.F., Redish, D., Gounden, C., and Kunz, T.H. Ontogeny of vocal signals in the little brown bat, Myotis lucifugus. Animal Behaviour, 1997, 54: 131-141. PDF

Valentine, D.E. and Moss, C.F. Spatially Selective Auditory Responses in the Superior Colliculus of the Echolocating Bat. Journal of Neuroscience, 1997, 17: 1720-1733. PDF

Dror, I.E., Zagaeski, M., and Moss, C.F. Three-dimensional target recognition via sonar: A neural network model. Neural Networks. 1995, 8: 143-154. PDF

Simmons, J.A., Saillant, P.A., Wotton, J.M., Haresign, T., Ferragamo, M., And Moss, C.F. Composition of biosonar images for target recognition by echolocating bats. Neural Networks, 1995, 1239-1261. PDF

Moss, C.F. and Zagaeski, M. Acoustic information available to bats using frequency modulated sonar sounds for the perception of insect prey. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 1994, 95: 2745-2756. PDF

Burkard, R. and Moss, C.F. The brain-stem auditory-evoked response in the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) to clicks and frequency modulated sweeps. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 1994, 96: 801-810. PDF

Moss, C.F. and Simmons, J.A. Acoustic image representation of a point target in the bat Eptesicus fuscus: Evidence for sensitivity to echo phase in bat sonar. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 1993, 93: 1553-1562. PDF

Simmons, J.A., Moss, C.F., and Ferragamo, M. Convergence of temporal and spectral information into acoustic images of complex sonar targets perceived by the echolocating bat, Eptesicus fuscus. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 1990, 166: 449-470. PDF

Simmons, J.A., Ferragamo, M., Moss, C.F., Stevenson, S., and Altes, R.A. Discrimination of jittered sonar echoes by the echolocating bat, Eptesicus fuscus: The shape of target images in echolocation. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 1990, 167: 589-616. PDF

Moss, C.F., and Schnitzler, H.-U. Accuracy of target ranging in echolocating bats: Acoustic information processing. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 1989, 165: 383-393. PDF

Moss, C.F., and Dethier, V.G. Central nervous system regulation of finicky feeding in the blowfly. Behavioral Neuroscience, 1983, 97:541-548. PDF

Books

Moss, C.F. and Shettleworth, S. (Editors), Neuroethological studies of cognitive and perceptual processes. Westview Press, 1996.

Thomas, J.T., Moss, C.F., and Vater, M. (Editors), Advances in the study of echolocation in bats and dolphins. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2004.


Book Chapters

Surlykke, A., Simmons, J.A., and Moss, C.F. Perceiving the world through vision and echolocation. In A. Grinnell, B. Fenton, A. Popper, Eds, In Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, Bat Bioacoustics, New York, 2016, in press.

Moss, C.F., Chiu, C., and Moore, P.W.B. Analysis of natural scenes by echolocation in bats and dolphins. In P. Nachtigall, A. Surlykke, R. Fay and A. Popper (Editors) Springer Handbook of Auditory Research. Biosonar, Springer-Verlag: Berlin, 2014, page 231-256. PDF

Sterbing-D'Angelo, S.J. and Moss, C.F., Air flow sensing in bats. In: Flow Sensing in Air and Water - Behavioral, Neural and Engineering Principles of Operation. (Bleckmann, H., Mogdans, J., Coombs, S.L.,eds.). Springer, New York, Heidelberg. Pp. 197-213. ISBN 978-3-642-41446-6., 2014. PDF

Schuller, G. and Moss, C.F., Vocal Control and acoustically guided behavior in bats. In J.Thomas, C.F. Moss and M.Vater (Eds.). Echolocation in bats and dolphins, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2004, 3-16. PDF

Wilson, W.W. and Moss, C.F., Sensory-motor behavior of free-flying FM bats during target capture. In J. Thomas, C.F. Moss and M. Vater (Eds.) Advances in the study of echolocation in bats and dolphins, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2004, 22-27. PDF

Boughman, J. and Moss, C.F., Social sounds: Vocal learning and development of mammal and bird calls. In A. Simmons, A. Popper and R. Fay (Eds.) Animal Communication, 2003. PDF

Moss, C.F. and Carr, C.E., Comparative psychology of audition. In R. Nelson and M. Gallagher (Eds) Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology, Wiley, 2002. PDF

Simmons, J.A., Ferragamo, M., and Moss, C.F., Echo-delay resolution in sonar images of the big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus. In T.H. Kunz and P.A. Racey (Editors) Bat Biology and Conservation, 1998, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1998, 220-230. PDF

Valentine, D.E. and Moss, C.F., Sensorimotor integration in bat sonar. In T.H. Kunz and P.A. Racey (Editors) Bats: Phylogeny, Morphology, Echolocation and Conservation Biology. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1998, 220-230. PDF

Schnitzler, H.-U. and Moss, C.F., Echolocation. In T.H. Kunz and P.A. Racey (Editors) Bat Biology and Conservation, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1998, 181-182. PDF

Dror, I.E., Zagaeski, M., and Moss, C.F., Neural network sonar as a perceptual modality for robotics. In O. Omidvar and P. van der Smagt (Editors) Neural systems for robotics. Ablex: Norwood, NJ, 1997, pp. 1-15. PDF

Moss, C.F. and Simmons, J.A., Perception along the axis of target range in the echolocating bat. In Neuroethological studies of cognitive and perceptual processes, (C. Moss and S. Shettleworth, Eds.), Westview Press, 1996, pp. 253-279. PDF

Moss, C.F. and Schnitzler, H.-U., Behavioral studies of auditory information processing. In R. Fay and A. Popper (Editors) Springer Handbook of Auditory Research. Hearing by bats Springer-Verlag: Berlin, 1995, pp. 87-145. PDF

Simmons, A.M. and Moss, C.F., Reflex modification: A tool for assessing basic auditory function in anuran amphibians. In R. Dooling, R. Fay, G. Klump, and W. Stebbins (Editors.) Methods in comparative acoustics. Birkhauser, 1995, pp. 197-208. PDF

Moss, C. F., Ontogeny of vocal signals in the big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus. In P.E. Nachtigall & P.W.B. Moore (Eds.), Animal Sonar: Processes and Performance. New York: Plenum Press, 1988, 115-120. PDF