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

By Wallace J. Nichols

Why are we interested in the sea each one summer time? Why does being close to water set our minds and our bodies comfortable? In BLUE brain, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we predict approximately those questions, revealing the notable fact concerning the advantages of being in, on, below, or just close to water. Combining state of the art neuroscience with compelling own tales from best athletes, top scientists, army veterans, and proficient artists, he indicates how proximity to water can increase functionality, bring up calm, scale back anxiousness, and raise specialist success.

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

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His first time in the ocean felt like mine, all over again. The Beginnings of Blue Mind In 2011, in San Francisco—a city surrounded by water on three sides—I gathered a group of neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, marine biologists, artists, conservationists, doctors, economists, athletes, urban planners, real estate agents, and chefs to explore the ways our brains, bodies, and psyches are enhanced by water. I had realized that there was a constellation of innovative thinkers who had been trying to put the pieces together regarding the powerful effects of water, but they had mostly been isolated from one another.

The first time I had proposed a community-based sea turtle research project. This time I proposed looking into the science behind our emotional connection to water. I figured that if the pull of water could guide my life so far—as well as that of many, if not most, of my colleagues—those emotions might also be worth knowing more about. As a non-neuroscientist I composed a rather good proposal about Blue Mind and submitted it to the foundation. ” Despite these setbacks, both projects have moved forward, and I have greatly enjoyed the many collaborations and contributions that have come from them.

If J. weren’t curious, we wouldn’t be where we are now. The sea, once it casts its spell, does indeed hold us in its net of wonder forever. People do protect what they love. Why are these the two simple ideas we repeat so often? Because they’re true. Now it’s time for us to update my grandfather’s prescient words by explaining them, and, by doing so, changing our understanding and our consciousness of our place on the planet, who we are, and what goes on inside and between us. It’s about reconnecting our sense of self and soul with our waterways and oceans.

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