Carnegie Mellon University
October 27, 2015

Mental Maps: Route-Learning Changes Brain Tissue

Mental Maps: Route-Learning Changes Brain Tissue Mental Maps: Route-Learning Changes Brain Tissue

Fifteen years ago, a study showed that London cab drivers had enlarged brains. CMU’s Tim Keller and Marcel Just have determined that detailed navigation information causes hippocampal changes. This finding establishes a critical link between structural and functional brain changes during learning.

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