Blind people are better at finding their way…

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…at least, that is what Madelaine Fortin of the Université de Montréal and her colleagues claim:
Together with 19 blind participants and 19 sighted controls for their study they have been researching on blind and sighted spatial orientation. Here you a short article about the experiment and its conclusions…

(for further info, see: Fortin, M. et al (2008). Wayfinding in the blind: larger hippocampal volume and supranormal spatial navigation. Brain 131: 2995-3005. DOI: 10.1093/brain/awn250)

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