spatial orientation


Maps and GIS

The results demonstrated that the visual map of the tadpoles developed naturally when the bars moved from front to back. The tadpoles that were shown the images in reverse order, however, extended nerve fibers to the wrong spots in the map, confirming that the brain would perceive those images as backwards.The results demonstrated that the visual map of the tadpoles developed naturally when the bars moved from front to back. The tadpoles that were shown the images in reverse order, however, extended nerve fibers to the wrong spots in the map, confirming that the brain would perceive those images as backwards.

How Mental Map Development Affects How We Perceive the Visual World Around Us

A new study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, is challenging the way scientists look at the brain’s visual system.