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.




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

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

October 19, 2023

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