Scientists Find 3D Compass Cells in Bat Brains

December 4, 2014 11:31 AM

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Researchers in Israel have been able to identify cells in the brain they call three-dimensional compass cells. These cells serve to explain how winged mammals can navigate through their environments with such great agility, and perform complicated flying maneuvers without ever experiencing disorientation.

The study concludes that all mammals—which might include humans, if we were able to fly—have a global position system inside their brains. This natural GPS has at last three different cellular components.

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