London Cabbie, Brain, Navigation and Hippocampus

Did you know…

… that today is Cabbie Brains Day? In 2000, researchers at the University College of London announced research showing that the brains of London cab drivers grow and adapt to help them keep a detailed mental map of the city of London.

Brain scans revealed that cab drivers have unusually large development in one area of the hippocampus — the part of the brain which deals with navigation.


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”

— Jon Katz