How the City Hurts your Brain

January 12, 2009

As of 25 year resident of NYC I read this article with more than a casual interest. Some research appears to show that urban life can impair our basic mental processes. This seems oxymoronic while sitting on the D train watching women apply eye make-up at 7:30 am as the subway car lurches into Rockefeller Center, but sobering when you realize it applies equally to everyone.

Here’s one conclusion I didn’t need a scientific study to confirm: “A tired brain, run down by the stimuli of city life, is more likely to lose its temper.” Tell me something I don’t know.

For the complete article go here How the city hurts your brain –


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