What is it about?
The brain in bats is specialized to process pulse-echo sounds for echolocation in the right hemisphere and calls for social communication in the left hemisphere.
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Why is it important?
This is important because it tells us about important properties and functional organization of the cerebral cortex. This type of organization underlies the specialized processing of speech and music in humans at the level of single neurons.
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This page is a summary of: Right-left asymmetry in the cortical processing of sounds for social communication vs. navigation in mustached bats, European Journal of Neuroscience, December 2011, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2011.07951.x.
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