Over-reliance on Waze and Google Maps could hurt your brain

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When people get in their cars in LA, one of the first things they do is type a destination into a smartphone. Millions of people worldwide use GPS. Now new science says it could affect our brains in serious adverse ways.

Credits

Guest:
Maura O’Connor - author of "Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World"

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Adriana Cargill