The experts were able to establish important for understanding Alzheimer’s disease area of the brain, which helps to navigate in familiar places.
Researchers from the University of California within the framework of a scientific experiment found the area of the brain that is responsible for orientation at familiar terrain. The experiment was conducted with the participation of students from two universities. They proposed a virtual visit first, your home institution and then the institution with which they become acquainted a few days ago. All this time, scientists monitored the work of the subject’s brain and watched which areas are working when solving different tasks.
Thus, it appears that when navigating in the native University students worked retrosplenial bark, and when navigating in a strange but studied the hippocampus. In addition, the researchers found that even if you are very familiar with any place and you feel that you do not think about your route when you are there, then it is wrong. In fact, the brain is busy processing space and constantly accesses memory.
According to scientists, this study plays a very important role in our understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease affects different areas of the brain and what this means. It is known that people suffering from this disease in the early stages, frequently get lost in to a pain familiar places. Now, however, scientists managed to establish that the navigation depending on the level of knowledge of the location and answer just two areas of the brain. Thus, the reasons for this confusion become clearer to researchers.