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Your brain on GPS

JThaddeus (531998) writes | more than 4 years ago

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JThaddeus (531998) writes "Do you think you're good with directions? Do you never get lost? Or are you directionally challenged? If you are among the growing numbers that rely on GPS to get around, maybe you want to rethink that. From the article:

"The increase in GPS use also has meant that people spend less time learning details about where they are at any moment. British researchers have found that drivers using GPS formed less detailed and accurate cognitive maps of their routes than drivers who use paper maps. Similarly, a University of Tokyo study found that pedestrians using GPS-enabled cell phones had a harder time figuring out where they were and where they had come from.""

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