Scientists have discovered our brain's GPS system
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The Discovery Process: Scientists Identify Brain’s Compass.

Finding the brain’s GPS system is a major breakthrough, We are very good at way finding, i.e., finding our way home, remembering our favorite places, or forgetting places without difficulty. That is, even without a smartphone, we can easily do the most difficult tasks of navigation. But why does this happen? Its secret has been known to scientists.

In fact, our brains have a natural compass that works like a GPS. Scientists have discovered a part of the brain that acts like a compass to help navigate the environment. This part of the brain sends electrical signals to nerve cells to tell them which direction to go on a new path.

This was discovered in a joint study by the University of Birmingham in the UK and Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany. Identifying pathways is critical for us, and even the slightest miscalculation can be catastrophic, the researchers said. “We already know that natural systems like this in birds, mice and bats help find routes, but we still know surprisingly little about this ability in the human brain,” he added.

The study involved 52 healthy people who had EEG monitors attached to their heads to monitor their brain activity while walking. Apart from this, mental monitoring of 10 people suffering from different mental diseases was also done, and they were instructed to follow different paths. With both experiments, scientists were able to identify brain signals that determine direction.

Researchers believe that these signals act like an internal brain compass to help us find our way. “These signals helped us focus on navigation processes in the brain and how these signals interact with vision,” he said.He said that the research will help in the future to know about the diseases that cause brain degeneration, while it will also be possible to improve the navigation technologies of robots or artificial intelligence technology. The results of the study were published in the journal Nature Human Behavior.

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