The Jewish Chronicle - - Features -

RE­SEARCHERS at Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don are try­ing to hail taxi driv­ers. It’s not that they are at­tempt­ing to beat the rush hour — it’s the driv­ers they want rather than the cabs.

For sev­eral years, UCL has been re­search­ing how the brains of cab­bies dif­fer from those of us who have never com­pleted the Knowl­edge. it seems that cab­bies de­velop an en­larged hip­pocam­pus — a kind of in­ter­nal sat­nav. Now the UCL team wants to know what hap­pens to taxi driv­ers’ brains when they hang up their me­ters, and for some rea­son they thought that the JC might be able to help them find re­tired cab­bies who are Jewish. Not sure where they got that idea. But we’ll for­ward any vol­un­teers’ de­tails.

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