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    Re: Lost people DO follow circles, says research
    From: John Huth
    Date: 2009 Aug 22, 09:47 -0400
    I read the article a bit more fully.   The small "circles" were more like random walks for subjects who were blindfolded.   The researchers used these data to claim that walking in circles wasn't related to biomechanical effects, like differences in leg strength.

    The more relevant study wasn't very careful, unfortunately.   There were a very limited number of cases where the subjects had vision, but the sun was blocked by clouds, and in this case, their paths weren't circles, but had a more random nature, so the data don't support the claim of walking in circles.  

    More data is needed, and unfortunately the claim that "people do walk in circles" doesn't seem to be supported.   If anything, the data seems to contradict the notion, but there's just not enough under the relevant circumstances.  

     

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