Researchers Identify Regions in Brain Responsible for Preconception, May Lead to New …

Kyoto, Japan (Scicasts) — Researchers can now reconstruct what we see in our minds when we navigate — and explain how we get directions wrong. The brain helps us navigate by continually generating, rationalizing, and analyzing great amounts of in-formation. For example, this innate GPS-like function helps us find our way in cities, follow directions to a specific destination, or go to a particular restaurant to satisfy a craving. “When people try to get from one place to another, they ‘foresee’ the upcoming landscape in their minds,” said study author Yumi Shikauchi. “We wanted to decode prior belief in the brain, because it’s so crucial for spatial navigation.” Using virtual three-dimensional mazes together with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the researchers investigated whether a person’s preconceptions could be represented in…


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