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Getting Lost in Your Own Home

11 Jan

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What if you couldn’t navigate your own home? What if your child is calling for you in another room, but you can’t figure out how to get there? You just might have Developmental Topographical Disorientation (DTD). Some resort to making detailed maps of their home just to navigate life.

An odd neurological condition for sure.

The Atlantic article: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/05/when-the-brain-cant-make-its-own-maps/392273/

New Scientist article: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25578-mindscapes-the-woman-who-gets-lost-in-her-own-home/?full=true&print=true#.U4neU16aGzA

Medical Daily article: http://www.medicaldaily.com/getting-lost-what-happens-when-brains-gps-mapping-malfunctions-245400

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2 Comments

Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Medical Issues

 

2 responses to “Getting Lost in Your Own Home

  1. Anne Louise Bannon

    January 17, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    I get that this is a real problem for some people. For me, it simply means I’ve got too much stuff.

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  2. Anne Louise Bannon

    January 17, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    The frustrating thing about these kinds of disorders is that you really want to make all kinds of jokes – and, boy, are there jokes to be made. But there are real people genuinely suffering here. Dang.

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