The Science of How Nature Affects Our Brain
June 1, 2017
Can living in cities rather than rural settings differentially activate our amygdala? In this episode, Haley interviews science journalist, author, and podcast host Florence Williams to discuss how our environment influences our health and wellbeing. She shares research and stories from her book, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, which has been described as “an intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits by a prize-winning author”.
Quotes from this episode:
“We should think of ourselves as full-sensory beings because that’s what we are.” - Florence Williams
“Our perception systems evolved in nature.” - Florence Williams
"Living in cities has been shown to differentially activate the amygdala." - Florence Williams