Sense of Direction Influenced By Where You Grew Up.


Your ability to find your way around may be influenced by your childhood surroundings.

France have discovered that people raised in the country or suburbs are better navigators than those who grew up in cities, particularly those with grid-pattern streets.

The study included nearly 400,000 people in 38 countries who played a mobile game called Sea Hero Quest that was created for Alzheimer's research.

"Growing up outside of cities appears to be good for the development of navigational abilities, and this seems to be influenced

we found that people who grew up in areas with gridded streets can have comparable navigation skills to people

People who grew up in cities with grid layouts were slightly better at navigating similar environments.

After adjusting for the effects of age, gender and education levels, the researchers determined that where participants now lived did not affect their sense of direction.

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