Discovery of a human geomagnetic sensory system | Human Frontier Science Program

This link is fascinating and shows that humans can sense the magnetic field even if they do not know that they have. We already know that a lot of animal navigation takes place in the hippocampus i.e. in the Subconscious.

Could this mean that there might be a correlation with the way that humans react to the magnetic field?  
Does sensing the magnetic field help those who profess that they do have sense of direction?

I have been amazed that if you ask most people if they have sense of direction you get a binary result:

  • Yes I do and use it all the time
  • No I do not

I would expect a more nuanced answer

Richard Nissen, Editor

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