Robert Galambos discovered, with Donald Griffin, the phenomenon of echolocation in bats. During his career he carried out fundamental physiological studies of the auditory system using microelectrodes in cats, and later studied brain waves and auditory evoked potentials in humans. He was an early and forceful voice for the importance of glia in the function of the nervous system.
Read Robert Galambos's chapter in The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography Volume 1. Also, watch the exclusive Robert Galambos archival interview on echolocation in bats.
Galambos' life was honored in the New York Times article, Robert Galambos, Neuroscientist Who Showed How Bats Navigate, Dies at 96 on July 15, 2010.