I didn’t study the science(s) that investigate these abilities.
I’m an XY male, not a trans, and have noted that for much of my life when I’m outdoors my directional sense (east, west, north, south) is very good. However, the moment I enter a building with no windows my directional sense goes away.
Have others noted this, or know of any research on it?
I totally understand the notion of losing one direction in a closed windowless building. I often find myself disoriented when I'm in a cinema for instance.