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The Woman Who Gets Lost Every Day

The Woman Who Gets Lost Every Day

Mary McLaurine has an unusual condition called developmental topographical disorientation, or DTD. This means she can't form a mental map or image of her surroundings. Unlike most people, Mary has no internal compass. Here's how she described a typical incident of dealing with her DTD:

I was staying a friend's home and decided to take their dog Otis for a walk. As I started back, ...

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