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Getting Lost in Buildings: Architecture Can Bias Your Cognitive Map


November 23, 2010

photo of a hallway Some people are better than others at navigating their worlds. Differences among people that include spatial skills, experience and preferred strategies for wayfinding are part of what determines whether people get lost in buildings--and psychological scientists could help architects understand where and why people might get lost in their buildings, according to the authors of an article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science. Full Story

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