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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] | Urban Life | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

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Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 2015 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.

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How Motherhood Changes the Brain | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

How Motherhood Changes the Brain | MyHealthNewsDaily.com | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Motherhood changes a woman's brain, recent research suggests.

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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.