Show 56 – First broadcast 26th June 2009
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