bats

August 14, 2021

When the Brain’s GPS Goes Off the Grid

In a new study just published in Nature, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers, in collaboration with colleagues from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, unveiled for the first time how three-dimensional...

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May 30, 2021

Right Off the Bat: Navigation in Extra-Large Spaces

New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science has found that bats navigating in an innovative extra-large experimental setup reveals an unknown neuronal code. The brain is often likened to...

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April 1, 2020

Coronavirus by the Numbers

Numerical data sometimes reveal facts that are otherwise concealed within the rushing flow of information from an overwhelming number of sources. Professor Ron Milo and research student Yinon Bar-On of the Weizmann...

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January 12, 2018

Mapping the Social Landscape

New Weizmann research in bats and published in Science has identified ‘social place cells’ in the brain that respond to the locations of others in the spatial environment, revealing a sub-population...

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January 13, 2017

Bats Remember Directions

Navigating to a destination, whether you are a human or a bat, requires a complex set of calculations and interactions among brain cells. Weizmann Institute of Science researchers working with...

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