Friday, October 5, 2012

human echolocation? meet ben!

check out ben, a totally blind young man who (sort of like bats and dolphins) is able to echo-locate his surroundings. what is unique here is that this is not the work of evolution, ben doesn't hve the ears of a bat (nor was he born blind, acrtually he got cancer). yet, he has been able to compensate for his loss. he produces sort of the same bat sounds. amazing! (via jorge rivera... thanks)