Bat nav: Animals' 3D brain compass found

December 4, 2014 12:17 PM

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Bat nav: Animals' 3D brain compass found

By recording from the brains of bats as they flew and landed, scientists have found that the animals have a "neural compass" - allowing them to keep track of exactly where and even which way up they are.

These head-direction cells track bats in three dimensions as they manoeuvre.

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