Blue mind

the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do

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Blue mind (2014)

333 pages

English language

Published Dec. 13, 2014

ISBN:
9780316252089
OCLC Number:
860755417

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There's something about water that attracts and fascinates us. No wonder: it's the most omnipresent substance on Earth and, along with air, the primary ingredient for supporting life. From afar, our planet looks like a blue marble; we ourselves are three-quarters H₂O. We know instinctively that being near water makes us healthier and happier, reduces stress, and brings us peace. But why? And what might the answer tell us about how we should be living our lives? Now, we can finally answer these questions--and those answers are life-changing. As Wallace Nichols reveals here, we are at the forefront of a wave of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and medical research that illuminates the physiological and brain processes that underlie our transformative connection to water. Drawing on this breakthrough science, and on compelling personal stories from athletes, scientists, veterans, and artists, Nichols shows how proximity to water can: improve performance in a wide …

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Subjects

  • Water
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychological aspects