Spontaneous classification of unknown breathing sounds by D. rotundus. The two panels show results from two individuals. The correct recognition of a breathing sound recorded from one of three human subjects is shown as a function of the condition of breathing-sound recording. The different bar colors represent the three different subjects. The bold horizontal line at 33 % correct indicates chance level, the gray line at 47 % correct indicates significant deviation from chance with p < 0.05. The data show that both animals recognized the breathing sounds correctly under all experimental conditions. Only under the most difficult condition, where the sounds were recorded under physical strain (unlike the training sounds), the bats' performance dropped markedly but still remained significant.
Gröger and Wiegrebe BMC Biology 2006 4:18 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-4-18