Some people have a very good sense of direction whereas others very easily get lost.
In this event, we showcased our current work within the School of Psychology exploring the skills that underlie everyday navigational abilities – from knowing which direction is north to learning a route in a new city. We invite you to hear about our work and have a go at our hands-on activities.
Navigation is a skill that we all rely upon, but it is rarely explored in the realm of popular science. Some people have a very good sense of direction; whereas others very easily get lost. In our project, we are recruiting a very large sample of participants, and exploring a wide range of navigational skills. This will enable us to ascertain what skills are necessary to be a good navigator, and how we can assist people who have difficulty (for example dementia sufferers). Our research employs a variety of techniques, including immersive virtual and tablet-based games.
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