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Developmental Topographical Disorientation

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Iaria, G., & Burles, F. (2016). Developmental Topographical Disorientation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.


Developmental topographical disorientation (DTD) refers to the lifelong inability to orient in extremely familiar surroundings despite the absence of any acquired brain damage or neurological disorder. Here, we describe the findings of this newly discovered condition, and highlight how this phenomenon provides novel insights into the mechanisms underlying human spatial navigation.

Link to the full article here.