mental maps

Mule Deer Create Mental Maps Of Migration Routes

Katarina Samurović

During their seasonal migrations, large grazing mammals like deer are able to easily navigate the state of Wyoming.

The Brain Never Stops Making Maps

Elizabeth Borneman

Researchers have found that even while they sleep, the internal maps of rats stay intact which enhances mental mapping.

Gender Difference in Spatial Ability Influenced by Task Context

Liam Oakwood

New research has found that gender differences in spatial ability is significantly affected by the conceptual framework the task is presented in.

Map showing in red the route a patient with DTD was supposed to follow and in blue the route he actually took. Source: Bianchini et al, 2013.

When You Can’t Make Make Mental Maps: Developmental Topographical Disorientation

Elizabeth Borneman

Developmental Topographical Disorientation is a rare neurological condition that prevents people from creating mental maps of their surroundings and impairs navigation.

Man reading a paper map.

Mind Over Map: How Our Concepts of Reality Affect Map Making and Vice Versa

Rebecca Maxwell

The nature of maps as portrayals of the world mean that they can both represent physical reality but also create it at the same time.

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