Oct 28 2021

LIN Seminar: Dr. Angeles Salles & Dr. Erica Jung (UIC)

October 28, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


4289 SELE


Chicago, IL 60612

Please join us for a joint seminar with UIC faculty members Angeles Salles and Erica Jung on October 28, 2021 at 4pm.


Angeles Salles will present "Bats, Brains, and Behavior"

Abstract: Bats integrate acoustic information to track and capture insects in flight. At the same time, bats must contend with auditory stimuli emitted by neighboring conspecifics that produce their own echolocation and social communication sounds. Furthermore, bats need to distinguish these relevant sounds from background noise generated by echoes returning from vegetation (clutter). Bats thus operate in a ‘cocktail party’-like environment in which they must negotiate between multiple competing acoustic inputs. My work focuses on understanding the neural underpinnings that enable the bat to sort these competing stimuli to make rapid auditory-guided decisions in complex environments. Though much has been learned about how bats process acoustic information, most studies have focused on echolocation calls so there is still much to learn about how they process communicative sounds. Furthermore, vocal learning has only been studied in a handful of bat species. My future research program will combine neurophysiology and molecular tools in echolocating bats to investigate auditory processing of social sounds and vocal learning.


Emily Beaufort

Date posted

Sep 13, 2021

Date updated

Sep 13, 2021