Blue Mind: How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do
Wallace J. Nichols Little, Brown (2014)
The nexus of wellbeing and proximity to water — ocean shores, lakes, even fountains — holds promise as an area of multidisciplinary study, argues marine biologist Wallace Nichols. And in his popular mix of biology, neuroscience and ecosystem analysis, some findings do compel. The sight of moving water, for instance, can subtly boost daydreaming, that neural “drift” in the default-mode network that benefits brain function.
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