Neuromatch 3 / / Track 9 / Traditional talk
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Neural, cogntive and cultural foundations of navigaiton ability

Hugo Spiers


Some people are very good at navigating, others find it a significant challenge. What determines whether someone will succeed or fail to navigate successfully? This talk will briefly explore what might make someone a good navigator looking at demographics, cultural background and brain structure and function. Data from the mobile app video game Sea Hero Quest project will be presented revealing world-wide patterns in navigation ability of 3.9 million people and the potential for tracking subtle cognitive markers for Alzheimer’s disease.