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  • 16 right handed taxi drivers and 50 right handed controlled men were tested in order to see if the hippocampus changed 
  • controlled 
  • Taxi drivers 
  • They were put under an MRI scan 
  • The aim of the study 
  • I wonder if there is a relationship with how long a taxi driver has worked for... 
  • and the anatomy of their brain. 
  • They used 2 different techniques to analyze reults 
  • 1. The VBM measured the density of grey matter in the brain 
  • And the pixel counting helped to calculate the area of the hippocampus
  • The Results
  • The VBM showed that the volume of the right posterior hippocampi correlated with the amount of time spent as a taxi driver 
  • The pixel counting showed that the hippocampus of taxi drivers was significantly larger 
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