Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for men > Health-in-Motion 25 April 2017 Devices like the GPS built into your smartphone or car have revolutionised the way we travel Devices like the GPS built into your smartphone or car have revolutionised the way we travel. Researchers have discovered that these gadgets do such a good job, parts of our brains switch off when we use them. When they asked volunteers to manually navigate through a simulation of central London, brain scans regularly registered spikes of activity in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, regions of the brain involved in memory, navigation, planning and decision-making. When simply following GPS instructions, there was no such additional activity. 0 More: Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for menHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle ‘I’m a disabled man, and here’s what you’re getting wrong about Stephen Hawking’s death’ Medical How your eyes can reveal a brain tumour Lifestyle 7 shocking things your first period can tell you about your health Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength Fitness The 10 best yoga poses for men From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.