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Bats are 3-D cartographers

Special cells in the mammal’s brain chart its path as it flies

10:43am, April 18, 2013

Holy flying fruit bats!

Neurons called place cells help Egyptian fruit bats, Rousettus aegyptiacus, navigate three-dimensional spaces, researchers report April 18 in Science.

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