Brain's 'internal compass' could have answers to why people with Alzheimer's feel lost

Updated: Mar 25 2023 3:46PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (PTI) Scientists have found that implementing a 'reset button' inside mice's brains allows for a rapid reorientation of its internal compass, which helps the animals out when exposed to confusing situations.

The study, from McGill University, Canada, has implications for human beings as well, especially regarding mental processes those that could go wrong with neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, that leave people feeling lost and confused, the researchers said.

They termed this phenomenon as 'network gain', that allowed the brain's internal compass to reorient after the mice were disoriented.