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Re: Hiking Around in Circles? Probably, Study Says

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avatar Hiking Around in Circles? Probably, Study Says
August 21, 2009 01:58AM
Scientists in Germany reported Thursday that this often-described sense of lost-hiker déjà vu, of having inadvertently backtracked while wandering in the woods, is real. “People really do walk in circles,” said Jan L. Souman of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/21/science/21circles.html
avatar Re: Hiking Around in Circles? Probably, Study Says
August 21, 2009 05:12AM
"They also found that small deviations from a straight line occurred in either direction, disproving an earlier theory that if people veer in one direction or other while walking, it must be because one leg is slightly shorter than the other."

Another myth busted?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Hiking Around in Circles? Probably, Study Says
August 21, 2009 06:02AM
Quote
Frank Furter
one leg is slightly shorter than the other

PDQ Bach?
avatar Re: Hiking Around in Circles? Probably, Study Says
August 21, 2009 06:55AM
(nevermind)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/21/2009 07:42AM by bill-e-g.
avatar Re: Hiking Around in Circles? Probably, Study Says
August 24, 2009 02:24AM
I do this in my tiny apartment and keep ending up here.
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