Ever wonder if a bat’s auditory system could tell us something about how we hear music?
Dr. Michael Ferragamo of Gustavus Adolphus College has been thinking about that. He’ll give a Biology Department Seminar at 1:40 p.m. Friday, April 14, in 3M Auditorium of Owens Science Hall.
Ferragama does research on the auditory system of bats. He’ll talk about bat echo location and what that can teach us about the human perception of musical pitch. For you science folks, his talk is titled, “Computation of target range in bat echo location: a nueroethological approach to understanding human perception of musical pitch” — or “What is it like to be a bat auditory neuron?”
Come to the seminar early for the best choice of cookies. Bring your pop or coffee.
For more info, call Dr. Dwight Nelson in the UST Biology Department, (651) 962-5233.