Humans navigate inefficiently in cities

We tend to take the pointiest, rather than the fastest, route to our destination when walking in cities
10 November 2021
Presented by Verner Viisainen


Pedestrians walking in a city


Have you ever noticed that you take one particular walking route to the shops, only to take a completely different route on the way back? If so, you might not be alone...based on recent paper published in Nature Computational Science, this is more common than you might think and could be because our brains try to always take the pointiest, not necessarily the fastest, route to their destination.


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