Nachum Ulanovsky
Nachum's superpower: He can create and reshape the space around him.
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This comic book cover is hiding a few hidden treasures that relate back to his life and work...
SCIENCE SUPERHERO
The background to the drawing is the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Nachum received his Ph.D. in Neural Computation from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2004.
In the corner of the cover you will find a few bats. Nachum researches navigation in the brain by studying bats. Bats have helped Nachum to discover a new cell type responsible for the bats' 3D compass.
Nachum was born on July 3, 1973.
TRUE IDENTITY
Nachum grew up in Israel and earned his PhD in neuroscience and neural computation in 2004. Nachum is interested in understanding how three-dimensional spaces are represented and remembered in the brain. He fits bats with devices which allow him to measure the activity of individual neurons in their brains as they fly.
About Nachum
Find out how Nachum is using bats to explore the brain's ability to locate in space. He is one of the only researchers to be studying bats in this way.
Video credit: Nature
This article published in Nature might be of interest to older readers.
Fun Facts!
Bats are fast. How fast a bat flies depends on the species, but they can reach speeds of 100 miles per hour.
Bats are awesome and in this short video you can learn some fun facts about these furry flying mammals.
Want to Learn More About Bats?
DID YOU KNOW ?
Animals use echolocation to hunt and better understand their surrounds. This BBC Earth Unplugged video will help you better understand what echolocation is and how it works.
What is Echolocation ?
Video Credit: SciShow Kids
Video Credit: BBC Earth Unplugged
Over 300 species of fruit depend on bats for pollination. Bats help spread seeds for nuts, figs, bananas and cacao - the main ingredient in chocolate.
There are over 1,400 species of bats worldwide.
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