You're as blind as a bat! Well, that's not so bad, it turns out. Why? Because bats use this amazing talent they have, called 'echolocation'. It's sort of like a natural sonar. To help us explain this strange phenomenon, we have Margot Wohl, the creator and host of Rad Scientist! She's a huge bat fan and also a good friend of ours. Go check out her podcast in the link below!

Rad Scientist: http://www.kpbs.org/radio/series/rad-scientist/

Sources:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-bats-echolocate-an/

Fast muscles: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-09/uop-prh092911.php

Tonotpy: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8294966

Speed of bats: http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/11/160398

Sat-nav cells: http://www.nature.com/news/sat-nav-neurons-tell-bats-where-to-go-1.21275

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