Christopher Kemp is a molecular biologist specializing in neurodegenerative diseases at Michigan State University. Kemp is the author of Dark and Magical Places: The Neuroscience of Navigation. He lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan.(Credit: Emeline Kemp)
Your brain is remarkably good at mapping out physical spaces — even if it's an imaginary space like Hogwarts. But how does the brain do it?