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.
Meet the Nation's First 'Vitality Fellow,' Making Cities Livable for Everyone11 hours ago
HHS Extends Medicaid to More Ex-Prisoners13 hours ago
Indiana Governor Endorses Cruz and Praises Trump14 hours ago
U.S. Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law...for Now14 hours ago
First Zika-Related Death on U.S. Soil Intensifies Funding Fight14 hours ago
Texas High Court Strikes Down Houston's Air Pollution Rules14 hours ago