I assume we all be that bats have experience. After all, they are mammals, and there is no more doubt that they have experience than that mice or pigeons or whales have experience . . .
. . . Now we know that most bats (the microchiroptera) perceive the external world primarily by sonar, or echolocation, detecting the reflections, from objects within range, of their own rapid, subtly modulated, high-frequency shrieks. Their brains are designed to correlate the outgoing impulses with the subsequent echoes, and the information thus acquired enables bats to make precise discriminations of distance, size, shape, motion, and texture comparable to those we make by vision . . .
. . . [But] I want to know what it is like for a bat to be a bat."
•Is it possible to describe the first-person standpoint of the bat's experience in third-person, scientific terms?