City Life = Brain Damage?
The evidence is surprisingly strong, some neuroscientists say. Attention and self-control are particularly harmed by urban life. The best antidote seems to be a big ...
The evidence is surprisingly strong, some neuroscientists say.
Attention and self-control are particularly harmed by urban life. The best antidote seems to be a big dose of nature. In particular, humans respond well to the the rich variety of places like New York's Central Park.
In contrast, researchers say, the denuded savanna of, say, the national Mall in downtown Washington does little to soothe the mind or promote sanity.
Could this explain the occasional madness of Congress? If the incoming Obama administration wants to bring sanity to Washington, DC perhaps it should plant some trees as part of that stimulus package...
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Gas Tax Increases Still a Hard Sell in States and Congress2 days ago
Job Growth in State Government Remains Sluggish in 20162 days ago
Obama Wants to Tax Oil Companies to Fund Green Transit2 days ago
Source: Massachusetts Governor Will Endorse Christie2 days ago
TV's Montel Williams Ready to Return to GOP for Kasich2 days ago
2016 Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds Last Year's by 1 Million2 days ago