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Latest Cognitive map Stories

2012-02-06 13:14:38

A Wayne State University researcher believes studying people's ability to find their way around may help explain why loss of mental capacity occurs with age.

2010-11-23 23:41:06

Some people always know which way is north and how to get out of a building.

2010-03-12 09:17:04

Replaying recent events in the area of the brain called the hippocampus may have less to do with creating long-term memories, as scientists have suspected, than with an active decision-making process.

2010-01-20 15:07:08

'Grid cells' that act like a spatial map in the brain have been identified for the first time in humans, according to new research by UCL scientists which may help to explain how we create internal maps of new environments.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.