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City Life Changes How Our Brains Deal With Distractions

City Life Changes How Our Brains Deal With Distractions | Urban Life | Scoop.it

A new study finds that urban minds don't pay as much attention to their surroundings unless they're highly engaging.


Eric Jaffe

30 Jan 2013


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 2, 2013 3:58 PM

It's often noted that people from smaller towns prefer a slower pace of life and people from large cities enjoy the hustle and bustle more.  So does the urban environment change how we handle the vast quantity of information in major metropolitan areas?  This article points to data that says it does.  


Tags: rural, housing, urban, planning, density, urbanism, unit 7 cities.

nancercize's curator insight, May 31, 2013 10:03 AM

This helps explain why we are exhausted at the end of the day, and why a walk in the park is so refreshing. We need to make sure city folk have parks nearby.

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Come the Revolution

Come the Revolution | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Through ventures like Coursera, world-class learning is coming at bargain-basement prices.
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Journal: Of brains and cities; neuroscience and cultures of decision-making

Journal: Of brains and cities; neuroscience and cultures of decision-making | Urban Life | Scoop.it
A report from CITY OF SOUND on the applications of an old analogy now often discredited that cities are an “organism”  here discussed in a forum with representatives from both neurosci...
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Adote Um Distrital | Adote divulga itens do índice de transparência

Adote Um Distrital | Adote divulga itens do índice de transparência | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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The World Happiness Report Explains What Makes People Happy

The World Happiness Report Explains What Makes People Happy | Urban Life | Scoop.it
From Co-EXIST  by Ariel Schwartz What are the secrets from the happiest people on Earth? Some make sense: Be wealthy, married, and have a job. From there, though, it gets more complicated &#8211...
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Las leyes físicas que rigen las ciudades

Las leyes físicas que rigen las ciudades | Urban Life | Scoop.it
La mayor parte de los estudios y análisis sobre ciudades se centran en valoraciones humanistas.
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Lo Social ahora se llama Business | RocaSalvatella

Lo Social ahora se llama Business | RocaSalvatella | Urban Life | Scoop.it
observações sobre o congresso Enterprise 2.0
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Los medios sociales, ¿nos hacen sentir más sociables… o más solos? | Territorio creativo

Los medios sociales, ¿nos hacen sentir más sociables… o más solos? | Territorio creativo | Urban Life | Scoop.it
¿Estamos atrapados en las redes sociales? Es una buena pregunta que llevo un tiempo haciéndome. Al igual que muchas otras de la misma índole...
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Movimento espanhol alastra a várias cidades europeias « Mizraji's ...

Movimento espanhol alastra a várias cidades europeias « Mizraji's ... | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Inspirados pelo Movimento 12M, que em Portugal a 12 de Maio desceu a Avenida da Liberdade para pedir o fim da precariedade e um sistema político mais inclusivo, as manifestações das Portas do Sol foram também convocadas por jovens e ...
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Why We Lie

Why We Lie | Urban Life | Scoop.it
We like to believe that a few bad apples spoil the virtuous bunch. But research shows that everyone cheats a little—right up to the point where they lose their sense of integrity, writes Dan Ariely.
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Atreverse al futuro

Atreverse al futuro | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Hace unas semanas atrás la periodista Emilse Pizarro me hizo una nota para La Nación Revista.
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¿Qué hacen los diputados?

¿Qué hacen los diputados? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
¿Quiénes son los 350 diputados del Congreso? ¿En qué consiste su trabajo? ¿Qué hacen cuando están en esta cámara? ¿Qué remuneración percibe cada uno? Esta información no es fácil de encontrar. Muchos datos están en internet.
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Color Forecast: What Colors are People Wearing in the Street Today? - information aesthetics

Color Forecast: What Colors are People Wearing in the Street Today? - information aesthetics | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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CommonCensus Map Project: Revealing Communities of Interest

CommonCensus Map Project: Revealing Communities of Interest | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Sentimentos de pertencimento em comunidades, tais como a forma como as pessoas se relacionam com uma grande cidade ou um bairro.
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Nuevos Hechos de la Vida - por Frijof Capra | Ecoescuela El Manzano

Nuevos Hechos de la Vida - por Frijof Capra | Ecoescuela El Manzano | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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Fix Bad Habits: Insights from a 7-Year Obsession

Fix Bad Habits: Insights from a 7-Year Obsession | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Getting rid of bad habits isn't just about saying NO. To truly succeed, we must replace the bad behavior with a better behavior. Here's how.
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Em Madrid, os cidadãos exigem ser ouvidos pelos políticos - Sol

Em Madrid, os cidadãos exigem ser ouvidos pelos políticos - Sol | Urban Life | Scoop.it
SolEm Madrid, os cidadãos exigem ser ouvidos pelos políticosSolEm Madrid, Zaragoça, Valência, Sevilha e em muitas outras cidades de Espanha, trabalhadores e desempregados, estudantes universitários e reformados, pais e filhos, juntaram as suas...
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