I was driving around southern Ontario with a dear friend last week. She has a classy SUV with a large GPS system mounted on the front dash. I don’t have one and so enjoyed seeing what it can do. My partner thinks we should get a GPS and I can see that it would come in very handy when searching for a specific location in an unknown city. Last winter, I literally ‘drove myself crazy’ trying to find Dr. David Dubin’s place in Los Angeles (we were going to do some LENS neurofeedback together and I did eventually find him after several phone calls back and forth).
Will I get a GPS? It’s tempting, I must admit, but how often will I really use it? One last note: this subject reminds me of my article on Neurobics and suggests that finding ways to create new neural pathways is key to staying cognitively young.