The Wayfinding Lab is currently involved in a wide variety of navigational projects. We explore Wayfinding in relation to Gaze Behaviour, Cognitive Ageing, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and use of Complex Signage. Our project pages contain more information on each of these endeavours and our Lab members can be contacted via our contact page, should you wish to know more…


The Wayfinding Lab at Bournemouth University is supported by state-of-the-art technical facilities. As well as dedicated technicians on hand to support wayfinding research, the lab relies on an SR Research EyeLink 1000 & EyeLink II, an Ergoneers pre-ambulatory eye tracker, a Polhemus Fastrak head position monitor and two immersive virtual reality set ups…


Lester, A.W., Moffat, S.D., Wiener, J.M., Barnes, C.A., Wolbers, T (in press). The Aging Navigational System, Neuron (2017),

Hartmeyer, S., Grzeschik, R., Wolbers, T., Wiener, J.M. (2017). The effects of attentional engagement on route learning performance in a virtual environment: an aging study. Front. Aging Neurosci. 9:235. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00235

See publications page for more articles …

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Dementia paper accepted:  “Decreasing spatial disorientation in care-home settings: How psychology can guide the development of dementia friendly design guidelines”

We have just had a paper accepted in Dementia. The position paper is entitled...

Succefull ESRC grant on “Dementia Friendly Architecture”

The ESRC has just accepted our grant proposal on Dementia Friendly Architecture! We...

New eyetracking paper published

We just published a new paper entitled: Human place and response learning: navigation strategy selection, pupil size and gaze behavior

New paper on PTSD, Spatial Processing, and the val66met Polymorphism

Jessica Miller, 2nd year PhD student in the Wayfinding Research Centre has just published her first paper on "PTSD recovery, Spatial Processing, and the val66met Polymorphism".

Oxford University Press Book out

Edited Oxford University Press book on "Interrelations of Behaviour, Language and Formal Models" published.

ViRtUOS launched

The Wayfinding Research has launched ViRtOUS a new state of the art research platform