Scientists have found out that a person’s navigation skills are closely related to his past.
An international team of British and French scientists has found out that people are better oriented in an area that resembles the places where they spent their childhood.About 400 thousand people from 38 countries took part in the research, who were invited to play the video game Sea Hero Quest (SHQ), in which they need to show their ability to navigate the map. (It is worth clarifying, SHQ was once specially developed to identify early symptoms of dementia, which manifest themselves in a deterioration of cognitive abilities — approx. ed. Techcult). The research results confirmed that the study of complex environments has a positive effect on the formation of new neurons in the brain, and increased activity — on the volume of the hippocampus and complex spatial navigation in humans.