How Humans Navigate By Smell

Similar to desert ants or homing pigeons, people have a sense of navigation which lets us use our sense of smell to identify things, and also to get around. Our brains are wired to convert smells into spatial information, say researchers. While humans may lack the scent-tracking sophistication of, for…Continue readingHow Humans Navigate By Smell

Our Brains Work Like Bats’ To Navigate The Dark

The brain keeps a sense of place and a basic ability to navigate not dependent of external clues from the eyes, ears, and other senses. You’ve probably experienced this by walking through your house in the middle of the night. A series of immersive virtual reality experiments confirms that the…Continue readingOur Brains Work Like Bats’ To Navigate The Dark

Decoding the Brain’s Memory and Spatial Skills Systems

A new work study reconciles two competing views of brain structures involved in memory and spatial perception. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine conducted experiments that suggest the hippocampus, a small region in the brain’s limbic system, is dedicated largely to memory formation and not to…Continue readingDecoding the Brain’s Memory and Spatial Skills Systems