How the brain knows where we are in bed | Daniel Glaser

By: Daniel Glaser | How the brain knows where we are in bed | Daniel Glaser | Neuroscience | The Guardian

How do you find what you want in the dark if your bed is as messy as Tracey Emin’s?

Tracey Emin has recreated her notorious 1998 artwork My Bed for a new exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Your bed might not be quite as messy as Tracey’s, but most people would admit to accumulating some level of clutter around their mattress.

Even in the dark, grabbing a glass of water, a pair of socks or a packet of condoms is surprisingly easy. How do your hands know where to reach when you can barely see a thing?

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