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EVA-MARIA GRIESBAUER

PHD STUDENT

I joined the SpiersLab as a master’s student in 2016 to study rat navigation in a constantly changing environment and in October 2017 I started a PhD with Dr Hugo Spiers. I am interested in how we learn and use our knowledge of an environmental for route planning and navigation. Currently I am studying licensed London taxi drivers who have a unique knowledge of more than 60,000 streets and 100,000 places of interest and who use this knowledge to navigate between any two points in London without consulting a map or GPS device. In the future, I want to extend this also to non-experts to understand how the general population plans routes. This understanding will help to identify supportive and disruptive structures in the environment in order to improve navigation devices, urban planning and route planning of individuals.