Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, by Wallace J. Nichols

By Wallace J. Nichols

Why are we attracted to the sea each one summer season? Why does being close to water set our minds and our bodies relaxed? In BLUE brain, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we predict approximately those questions, revealing the impressive fact in regards to the merits of being in, on, below, or just close to water. Combining state of the art neuroscience with compelling own tales from most sensible athletes, top scientists, army veterans, and proficient artists, he indicates how proximity to water can increase functionality, raise calm, minimize nervousness, and bring up expert success.

BLUE brain not just illustrates the an important value of our connection to water-it offers a paradigm transferring "blueprint" for a greater lifestyles in this Blue Marble we name domestic.

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We check our voice mail at midnight, our e-mail at dawn, and spend the time in between bouncing from website to website, viral video to viral video. Perpetually exhausted, we make bad decisions at work, at home, on the playing field, and behind the wheel. We get flabby because we decide we don’t have the time to take care of ourselves, a decision ratified by the fact that those “extra” hours are filled with e-mailing, doing reports, attending meetings, updating systems to stay current, repairing what’s broken.

My neurons are doing that? ” I strongly believe that the results of all of this research, debate, discussion, and celebration should be shared widely. Former boundaries are being pushed—even shoved—into new territory. More people must be included in the exchange until the wisdom that emerges from this conversation becomes common knowledge among members of the human tribe. Blue Mind is, deep down, about human curiosity, knowing ourselves more and better. If J. weren’t curious, we wouldn’t be where we are now.

W. H. AUDEN There’s something about water that draws and fascinates us. No wonder: it’s the most omnipresent substance on Earth and, along with air, the primary ingredient for supporting life as we know it. For starters, ocean plankton provides more than half of our planet’s oxygen. 5 million cubic miles of water on Earth—96 percent of it saline. ) Water covers more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface; 95 percent of those waters have yet to be explored. From one million miles away our planet resembles a small blue marble; from one hundred million miles it’s a tiny, pale blue dot.

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