Finding Your Way

Finding Your Way

Brain Games tests four volunteers' abilities to mentally map their location while out for a hike in the woods.

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All

Subjects

Biology, Experiential Learning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography, Physical Geography

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National Geographic Channel

Have you ever had to literally find your way out of the woods? In this video, four volunteers are tasked with navigating their way out of the woods while finding distinct landmarks that were placed along the way. As they navigate the woods, Brain Games experts explain how our brain creates mental maps of the world around us and what can happen when we feel lost.

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Writer
Chandana Jasti, National Geographic Society
Copyeditor
Jeannie Evers, Emdash Editing, Emdash Editing
Producer
Andrew Rasner, National Geographic Society
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Last Updated

December 16, 2022

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