Sunday, September 14, 2008

Taxi drivers 'have brain sat-nav'

Earlier studies had shown that taxi drivers have a larger hippocampus - a region of the brain that plays an important role in navigation.

Their brains even "grow on the job" as they build up detailed information needed to find their way around London's labyrinth of streets - information famously referred to as "The Knowledge".

(Via Boing Boing.)

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