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How They Know Where They're Going: New Research On Cabbies Shows That The Brain's Right Hippocampus Is Key For Navigation

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September 16, 1997
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Immediate left on Puddledock, right on Queen Victoria Street, left on Friday Street. New research for the first time shows through systematic brain imaging tests on London taxi drivers that a human's ability to remember the route to a destination requires the right hippocampus of the brain.

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 16 -- Immediate left on Puddledock, right on Queen Victoria Street, left on Friday Street. New research for the first time shows through systematic brain imaging tests on London taxi drivers that a human's ability to remember the route to a destination requires the right hippocampus of the brain.


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Society For Neuroscience. "How They Know Where They're Going: New Research On Cabbies Shows That The Brain's Right Hippocampus Is Key For Navigation." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 September 1997. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/09/970916055132.htm>.
Society For Neuroscience. (1997, September 16). How They Know Where They're Going: New Research On Cabbies Shows That The Brain's Right Hippocampus Is Key For Navigation. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/09/970916055132.htm
Society For Neuroscience. "How They Know Where They're Going: New Research On Cabbies Shows That The Brain's Right Hippocampus Is Key For Navigation." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/09/970916055132.htm (accessed April 25, 2014).

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