Self-motion facilitates echo-acoustic orientation in humans

  title={Self-motion facilitates echo-acoustic orientation in humans},
  author={Ludwig Wallmeier and Lutz Wiegrebe},
  booktitle={Royal Society open science},
The ability of blind humans to navigate complex environments through echolocation has received rapidly increasing scientific interest. However, technical limitations have precluded a formal quantification of the interplay between echolocation and self-motion. Here, we use a novel virtual echo-acoustic space technique to formally quantify the influence of self-motion on echo-acoustic orientation. We show that both the vestibular and proprioceptive components of self-motion contribute… CONTINUE READING
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