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Posts made in January, 2013

Do You Have a Sense of Direction in Space?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Directional Sense, Directionally challenged, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Do You Have a Sense of Direction in Space?

Some of us have a hard time navigating here on Earth, but have you ever wondered how astronauts know where they are? Here’s an interesting “Yahoo Answers’” discussion about a sense of direction in space. http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121127124223AAb99qy

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What Does “Wayfinding” Mean?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Directional Sense, Wayfinding | 0 comments

What Does “Wayfinding” Mean?

  “Wayfinding” describes the act of getting from here to there. Directionally challenged people (and others too) need to be able to find their way from all kinds of “origins” (starting points) to all kinds of “destinations” (ending points). The first thing is to know where you are. This is your starting point. Look around, or ask, and then write it down or say it to yourself. For instance, you might say, “I’m in the Medical Office Building, at the elevator,...

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Men’s Spatial Abilities and the Hormone Testosterone

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Directional Sense, Directionally challenged, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Men’s Spatial Abilities and the Hormone Testosterone

A new take on gender differences in spatial abilities is discussed by Carl Zimmer on the National Geographic website. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/28/of-men-navigation-and-zits/ He reports on a study by Edward Clint of the University of Illinois (published in the Quarterly Review of Biology) that explains that the male hormone testosterone may be responsible for  some men’s superior navigation skills when compared with...

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Find Your Way to This New Year’s Resolution

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Directional Sense, Directionally challenged, Tips for the Directionally Challenged, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Find Your Way to This New Year’s Resolution

  Are you someone who turns right when you are supposed to turn left? Do you frequently feel as if you don’t know where you are or how to get where you’re going?  Would you much rather have someone else lead you instead of finding your way yourself?  If these statements sound familiar, you may be directionally challenged. There are many phrases to describe people who have trouble navigating – directionally challenged, turned around, spatially confused, disoriented, not knowing how...

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