Human Sense Of Direction

The human sense of direction is a complex and fascinating topic that involves a combination of different sensory and cognitive processes. Discover the science behind how humans navigate their environments, including the role of vision, hearing, and other senses, as well as memory, attention, and spatial reasoning. Learn about the individual and cultural differences in human wayfinding, the impact of technology on our sense of direction, and the practical applications of this knowledge, from urban planning to emergency response. Explore our resources and expert insights on the human sense of direction and expand your understanding of this essential aspect of human experience.

The need for help

It is interesting, that the need to know how to get somewhere is often the trigger that enables navigation to begin. I discussed this with a friend of mine, whose wife always says, “Why do you use a SatNav when your own direction finding is better every time?” We discussed how his sense of direction…