Saturday, 6 December 2014

3D compass found in the brain

December 3, 2014

Weizmann Institute of Science

The neurons that help us know where we’re going have been discovered by researchers. Working with bats, which move in three dimensions, the team found that bats’ brains contain a sort of 3D compass, enabling them to orient themselves in space. They believe that the brains of non-flying mammals – including humans – also have the compass.

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