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Lost: How Bats are Helping People Find Their Way Home

Patients with Developmental Topographic Disorientation wake up every day only to face a strange, seemingly new world. Tasks that many of us do without even thinking are constant battles. In order to update the model for spatial navigation, scientists are beginning to study the brains of bats which are best known for their ability to navigate using a series of sound waves, also known as echolocation. These new studies using bats shine a ray of hope for those with this condition.

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