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Heavy media coverage for bat wing hair research findings

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Heavy media coverage for bat wing hair research findings


Professor Cynthia Moss (Psych/ISR) was recently interviewed for a News Channel 8 story on bat wing hair research she conducted with ISR Assistant Research Scientist Susanne Sterbing-D'Angelo. Their research team discovered empirical evidence for what bat experts have long suspected: the tiny domed hairs function as arrays of sensors that transmit airspeed information to bats’ brains, helping them control their flight and avoid stalling.

This news segment is just one of many stories about the research findings that have appeared in recent weeks. Other examples include:

Nature News
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Discovery News
Science
Physorg.com
ABC Science (Australia)
ARS Technica (Condé Nast)
TruthDive.com
Popular Mechanics

| View the News Channel 8 story here |

Related Articles:
Oct. 9, 9 pm: Moss lab featured in National Geographic's "Brain Games"
Moss research uncovers bats' systematic 'active sensing' strategies
Grad students Winkler, Subramanian rank highly in U21 3MT video contest
Study on Bats, Rats Finds that Analysis of Many Species Is Required to Better Understand the Brain
Cynthia Moss named AAAS Fellow
ISR postdoc Chen Chiu wins outstanding paper prize

July 28, 2011


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