Thursday, January 21, 2010

Your brain uses a triangular grid to map out space.

Some UCL neuroscientists have evidence that human (and rat) brains use triangular grids to represent locations in space.

That seems like a good idea for estimating distances. Manhattan distance is a very bad approximator to Euclidean distance. On a triangular grid, however, it's not so bad.

I wonder how this works in 3 dimensions.

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