The Sound of Science

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Show 56 – First broadcast 26th June 2009


rat whiskers

This research is the rat’s whiskers

This weeks programme is deveoted entirely to Professor Tony Prescott’s work how what a rat’s whiskers tells a rats brain and how this will inspire a new generation of robot sensing.

I went along to the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield to talk to leading Tony about how mammals use their whiskers for sensing. And there were some surprises in store. Do you know how a seal uses its whiskers for fishing?


Professor Tony Prescott


June 26, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. The topic of this research is quite interesting. I think having degree in Behavioral Sciences is enough to tempt me to know the procedure and results of this research. I will be happy to get da information related to it. Best of luck for your research!

    Comment by bella | November 6, 2009 | Reply

    • Dear Bella,
      I have now added a link above to Tony Prescott’s website which has his contact details and links to his publications.
      best wishes,

      Comment by noelsharkey | November 7, 2009 | Reply

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