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Hippocampus: the place for spatial memory in your brain

London Taxi drivers have enlarged hippocampi

Manhattan's midtown streets are arranged in a user-friendly grid. In Paris 20 administrative districts, or arrondissements, form a clockwise spiral around the Seine. But London? A map of its streets looks more like a tangle of yarn that a preschooler has glued to some paper, than a metropolis designed with architectural foresight. Yet London's taxi drivers navigate the smoggy tangle with ease, calculating the swiftest route between any two points in the blink of an eye.

These navigational demands stimulate brain development, concludes a study five years in the making. It seemed that the longer someone had been driving a taxi, the larger his hippocampus, as though the brain expanded to accommodate the cognitive demands of navigating London's streets.

With the new research, scientists can definitively say that London taxi drivers not only have larger-than-average memory centres in their brains, but also that their intensive training is responsible for the growth.

At CampusOnline.no we’re happy to learn that there’s a space in the brain called hippocampus.

Source: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=london-taxi-memory



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