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When You Can’t Make Make Mental Maps: Developmental Topographical Disorientation

Map showing in red the route a patient with DTD was supposed to follow and in blue the route he actually took. Source: Bianchini et al, 2013.Map showing in red the route a patient with DTD was supposed to follow and in blue the route he actually took. Source: Bianchini et al, 2013.

Developmental Topographical Disorientation is a rare neurological condition that prevents people from creating mental maps of their surroundings and impairs navigation.