Skills targeted
  • Spatial memory
  • Mental manipulation
  • Visual attention
  • Rapid detection of visual stimuli
  • Adjustment to poor visibility conditions
  • Navigation skills
  • Verbal memory
Exercises involved

Navigation is a complex task. You have to create and mentally manipulate spatial representations of a scene, remember relative locations of landmarks, and avoid potential hazards on your route. The exercises in this suite have been specifically designed to train these skills.

In a famous brain imaging study with London taxi drivers, it was found that the hippocampus was significantly larger for taxi drivers than controls. The hippocampus is vital for encoding memories.