We investigate auditory perception, attention, memory and related processes that enable social interactions, target tracking and navigation in complex 3-D environments. Our empirical studies rely on an animal model that provides explicit information about the signals used to guide behavior through its active sensing system. This animal, 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. Our current studies explore several intersecting areas: auditory scene analysis, space representation, decision-making, sensorimotor integration and flight control.

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Acoustics

Batlab News
07/20/2021 Congrats to Grace Capshaw who is a 2021-2022 postdoctoral fellow on the Center for Hearing and Balance NIDCD-funded T32 training grant!
07/20/2021 Congrats to Kate Allen who is a 2021-2022 postdoctoral fellow on the Center for Hearing and Balance NIDCD-funded T32 training grant!
07/20/2021 Congrats to Angie Salles who was awarded a K-99 and will transfer it in the summer of 2021 to her new faculty position at the University of Illinois, Chicago!
07/19/2021 Congrats to Brittney Boublil who successfully defended her Ph.D. in July 2021!
06/28/2021 Congrats to Iven Yu who successfully defended his Ph.D. in June 2021!
06/24/2021 Jenni Lawlor's research was highlighed at the 2021 Brain Initiative Investigator's meeting in June 2021!
01/24/2021 Congrats to Kate Allen for receiving a 2020 Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Award!
11/03/2020 Batlab research was featured on CNN!
10/28/2020 Congrats to Te Jones who successfully defended her Ph.D. in October 2020!
09/10/2019 Angie Salles won SfN Trainee Professional Development Award!
05/19/2019 Angie Salles won Konishi Award from the international society for neuroethology!
04/11/2018 Lab was featured on Discovery Channel.
04/06/2018 Angie Salles was awarded HFSP and Pew Postdoctoral Fellowships!
04/01/2018 Bruce Nguyen receives undergraduate STAR award for 2018 summer research!
04/01/2018 Samantha Dominguez receives undergraduate STAR award for 2018 summer research!
11/14/2017 Batlab research was highlighted in the Netherlands.
10/31/2017 The lab was featured on National Science Foundation.
10/30/2017 Angie was featured in the article of INTERNATIONAL BRAIN RESEARCH ORGANIZATION.
10/19/2017 Congratulations to Ninad, who just passed his dissertation defense!
09/20/2017 The lab was featured in Science News.
06/06/2017 The lab was featured on the JHU HUB.
05/01/2017 Congratulations to Cindy on the 2017 Willian and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience!
05/01/2017 Lab was awarded Accelerator/Innovator Grant - David M. Rubenstein Fund for Hearing Research!
02/03/2017 Congratulations to summer intern, Traia Roper, on her admission to vet school!
10/16/2016 Mel Wohlgemuth's research was featured in The Baltimore Sun.
09/17/2016 The lab was featured on the JHU HUB.
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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