Seminar: Echolocation in Humans - Seminar and Demonstration

from: 2010, 12 Jul - 13:15

With a team of dedicated staff he teaches FlashSonar (echolocation), mobility, and life skills to other blind youth and adults. His interest in echolocation leads him to Tübingen where he visits the CIN Senior Research Group “Echolocation in Bats”. He will give a presentation of his abilities in human echolocation and he will be available for questions and discussions about navigating in the world by sound alone.Human echolocation has been known and formally studied since at least the 1950s. In earlier times, human echolocation was sometimes described as "facial vision". This echolocation has been further developed by the American Daniel Kish, who works with the blind, leading blind teenagers hiking and mountain-biking through the wilderness and teaching them how to navigate new locations safely, through the non-profit organization World Access for the Blind. He has developed a click-emitting device and trains other blind people in the use of echolocation and in what he calls "echo-mobility". Kish has taught many blind people to use echolocation and expand their mobility.

Lecturer: Daniel Kish, CEO World Access for the Blind

Organizer: CIN Senior Research Group  “Echolocation in Bats”

Date: Monday 12.07.2010 1.15 p.m.

Location: Seminar Room Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, Building E, 6th floor, Auf der Morgenstelle 28.

Location: Institute of Neurobiology, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, Tübingen
  • Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
  • University Hospital Tübingen