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We can’t smell as well as dogs, see as many colors as mantis shrimp, or use the Earth’s magnetic poles to find our way home like sea turtles. Humans have limited senses in comparison to other animals. We can learn one animal sense, however: bat-like echolocation.

In a paper published in the journal PLoS One, Japanese researchers demonstrated that humans can use echolocation—the ability to locate objects through reflected sound—to identify the shape and rotation of various objects without the use of light.

Bats send out high-pitched sound waves that bounce back to them at different time intervals as they swoop around objects. This aids the tiny mammals in learning more about an object’s geometry, texture, or movement.

Continue to read with Pop Mech Pro… If humans can recognize these three-dimensional acoustic patterns in the same way, it could literally change the way we view the world…

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