Yes! magazine refers to the acknowledgment of the serious effects of climate change as “Armageddon Complex,” but no matter what you call it things are looking grim unless we make … [Read full article]
Environmental psychology researchers at the University of Michigan have confirmed what many have long-suspected: spending time in a natural setting is good for the brain (at least for its ability to retain important information). Study subjects learned better after a walk in nature that after a walk in a dense urban setting. Conversely, previous studies, also conducted by Berman et al, have shown that living in a dense urban environment actually impairs cognition and self-control.
NASA adviser and UCSF psychiatrist Nick Kanas, writing in an op-ed in Monday’s NY Times, lists the crucial factors needed to maintain good mental health in isolated, confined spaces for prolonged periods of time, based upon space and extreme habitation psychological studies…factors which will become more crucial to the Chilean miners as time passes.
Many of us have been there at one time or another: working in an office or room with empty, white walls. It can make you want to a) either hang … [Read full article]