Day 181 – Additional benefits of using maps rather than GPS

Many people have already heard about the study that showed that London taxi drivers (the ones who had to learn to navigate without GPS) have larger hippocampuses than a control group. (The hippocampus is the part of the brain believed to be responsible for memory and navigation processes.) Now there is a study that suggests that using maps rather than GPS to navigate can be healthy for our brains, especially as we age, and not just good for our curiosity practice.

Read more here, if you are curious 😉 about the study: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2010-11-reliance-gps-hippocampus-function-age.html

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