“What can we learn about attention by studying bats and owls?” A lot! Humans, bats, and owls potentially have a common trait; they may all use memory to navigate around their environments.  Not only do we potentially navigate in similar fashions, our neural circuits may function in many of the same ways.  By performing tests on bats and owls, researchers at Johns Hopkins University are striving to learn more about how these animals focus their attention.  They hope to learn more about these neural circuits, which could help to advance human studies on disorders such as ADHD and autism.

Really cool article to read:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/maryland-health/bs-hs-bats-and-owls-20150212-story.html

 

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