interlude, Methow Valley, Sep 2014

Good day thasonauts,

Over the last few years I've referenced my

intuitive navigation system

as it pertains to navigation in the wild. I joke with mountain friends that my superpower is the ability to sense cardinal direction and altitude--in waking and in dreams. Turns out I'm not the only one who thinks this is possible!

After thirty years of work Nobel Laureates May-Britt and Edvard Moser were overjoyed to discover rats' brains creating perfect isosceles triangle grid maps of their surroundings. 

Check out

this article

about a Norwegian scientist team who discovered the brain's ability to intuitively build maps and overlay memory to create a 3D GPS image inside the brain.  

Neuroscience has got to be the final athletic frontier--I'm staying tuned.