Echolocation is the location of objects by reflected sound. This technique is used in animals like bats and dolphins. It was interesting to read how Kish and Bushway use echolocation to lead through mountain bike excursions. I Personally never heard of echolocation until reading the book. I found it interesting that echolocation is sound waves and echoes to determine where objects are in spaces. An example of echolocation is snapping fingers or making clicking noises through mouths.
An example of echolocation in the book is “ Daniel Kish, and Brain Bushway are particularly adept echolocators, Besides mountain biking, they've used echolocation to hike, roller skate, skateboard, and play basketball, Along with his cane, echolocation is Kish principal way of navigating the world” (Pg 5). This example from the book, explains the understanding of how echolocation can be helpful for a technique to humans too. After reading about Echolocation, I believe this technique is important especially for blind individuals to learn their environment. In other words, senses like sight are missing, Brain regions can adapt to process new input including, sound or touch. Also, I have attached a resource about how individuals can learn Echolocation in my references section.
References:Rosenblum, L. D. (2011). See what I'm saying: the extraordinary powers of our five senses. W.W. Norton.