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Sunday, January 11, 2009

natural settings are better for the brain

Now scientists have begun to examine how the city affects the brain, and the results are chastening. Just being in an urban environment, they have found, impairs our basic mental processes. After spending a few minutes on a crowded city street, the brain is less able to hold things in memory, and suffers from reduced self-control. While it's long been recognized that city life is exhausting -- that's why Picasso left Paris -- this new research suggests that cities actually dull our thinking, sometimes dramatically so.

How the city hurts your brain (
Just what I wanted to know, more ways I might be getting dumber. In case your brain needs some relief:

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