How your brain changes when you learn to navigate

‘The BNA is the organisation that brings together people from different disciplines who wouldn’t otherwise talk to each other.’Professor Dame Uta Frith, UCL – winner of the BNA’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience Award’, 2013. 04 Nov 2015 – Fifteen years ago, UK neuroscientists showed that the brains of London cab drivers had a larger hippocampus, a brain area associated with navigation. But was this because the experience of driving round London changed their brains, or did only those people with larger hippocampi succeed in becoming cab drivers? Credit: Rachel/Flickr To answer the question, scientists have now carried out a study scanning the brains of people before and after using a driving video game. Read more online The news items shown on the BNA website are articles and interviews published in…


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