Dr. Yossi Yovel
Dr. Yossi Yovel had the opportunity to work in Dr. Moss' Auditory Neuroethology Laboratory and receive support from the CEBH P-30 grant. His research title was "Beam Steering in the Fruit Bat".
Current Position: Senior Lecturer (equivalent of assistant professor), Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Yovel now has his own laboratory - The Bioacoustic Lab for Active Sensing and Perception.
The overall aim of the Yovel Lab is to develop computational methods to study natural (complex) behavior. Echolocating bats serve as an ideal model for doing so because, due to their active sensory system, one can follow the information they acquire from the surroundings relatively easily. The lab focuses on the sensory aspects of echolocation as well as on higher cognitive skills such as social behavior, spatial navigation and learning. The work is done both in the lab and in the field.