‘Spidey Sense’ Allows Spiders to Hear You from Across the Room: New Research

 

A Spider Across The Room Can ‘Hear’ You, Study Finds

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Scientists have discovered a new kind of spidey sense.

We already knew that jumping spiders have exceptional vision. We knew that they are great at perceiving vibrations. We even knew that they can “hear” at extremely close range.

But in research published in Current Biology, researchers at Cornell University found that a common species of jumping spider called Phidippus audax can actually hear from much farther away than we thought — at distances of 10 feet away, or more…


The spiders tended to “freeze” in place when they heard a low-frequency sound…

Take a look at this video released by the research team of a spider’s response to a low-frequency sound

 


Journal source: Shamble, P., et al. Airborne Acoustic Perception by a Jumping Spider, Current Biology, 26, Nov. 7, 2016, Elsevier Ltd.