You're reading...
Bioethics, Just for fun, Medicine

Mapping Humans’ Mental GPS | The Scientist Magazine®

Now, we need to find out once and for all whether male brains are better at directions than female!

First recognized in rats, humans may also owe their sense of direction in part to grid cells—neurons that fire in a triangular pattern and help keep track of navigational cues—according to a study published yesterday (August 4) in Nature Neuroscience. Recording the neuronal activities of people asked to locate invisible objects in a virtual environment, researchers at Drexel University observed grid-like firing in two regions of the brain, providing the most concrete evidence yet for the existence of grid cell activity in humans.

via Mapping Humans’ Mental GPS | The Scientist Magazine®.

About bnuckols

Conservative Christian Family Doctor, promoting conservative news and views. (Hot Air under the right wing!)

Discussion

No comments yet.

I moderate comments, but will try to be quick. Please leave a reply.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

@bnuckols tweets

  • Wait for it: our suitcases weren't on the @delta plane from ATL - SAT. Oh! The joys of modern travel. 3 hours ago
  • Back in San Antonio, where we started this morning. But I will sleep in my own bed! 4 hours ago
  • RT @parragb: So they keep announcing how flight attendants are delayed here at Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta airport, which makes me wonder… 10 hours ago
  • Stupid comment. This is not weather. This is crummy planning, lack of customer service. 11 hours ago
  • .@delta flight 549 CANCELLED. Who will pay for my non refundable hotel reservation in San Juan? I'm disgusted with Delta,! 11 hours ago
  • .@delta Aaaand, in the continuing saga of the trip from the cold to the warm: @delta gate agents x2 at T3... fb.me/2EXIGongT 11 hours ago
  • More on incompetence at @delta DL774: We've been on the ground 45 minutes. Pikot reports they found a gate, but... fb.me/97Ox8DDci 15 hours ago
  • 3 1/2 hours delay, and stomping flight attendants? 18 hours ago
  • We'll take either or all. HOWEVER: where's the Senate??? fb.me/9zkhpjUT4 1 day ago
  • ""The 10 percent is a very low estimate that came out of Australia over their season last summer," ""... fb.me/7hWsUuMUA 5 days ago

Click here to get your “Choose Life” license plate

Rick Perry RickPAC

Yes, I'm still for Governor Perry!

RickPAC

What to read around here

Archives

SiteMeter

%d bloggers like this: