I just found out using my GPS is killing my sense of direction

by Frank Roche on February 8, 2014

in Wow

From an article on Mental Floss called Is Your Sense of Direction Innate?

A GPS may save your behind now and then, but it may meddle with your navigational skills if you depend on it to get everywhere. We naturally get around by using a process called “dead reckoning.” Basically, you estimate where you are by comparing your location to a reference point. You use a mental map to make these estimates. Problem is, when you rely on a GPS, that mental map can get foggy.

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