Ever Been Lost In The Grocery Store? Researchers Are Closer To Knowing Why It Happens

A new study by University of Arizona psychologists suggests that the brain may treat similar environments as if they are even more different than a pair of environments that have nothing in common. The concept is known to brain scientists as "repulsion." The findings completed using the MRI scanner facility at UArizona's BIO5 Institute could eventually help scientists better understand why conditions such as stroke and Alzheimer's disease cause symptoms such as disorientation and poor spatial memory.