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Is GPS All in Our Heads?

“It’s a question that probably every driver with a Garmin navigation device on their dashboard has asked themselves at least once: What did we ever do before GPS? How did people find their way around, especially in places they’d never been before?
Like most questions asked in our tech-dependent era, these underestimate the power of the human mind. It is surprisingly good at developing “mental maps” of an area, a skill new research shows can grow stronger with use. The question is, with disuse — say, by relying on a GPS device — can we lose the skill, too?”

Interesting reading for both urban and outdoor enthusiasts…

Read the full article HERE:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/opinion/sunday/is-gps-all-in-our-head.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

 

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