City life and the brain | ecosistema urbano - 24 views
simply spending a few minutes on a busy city street can affect the brain’s ability to focus and to help us manage self-control.
spending a short period of time—even one as brief as 20 minutes—in a more natural setting can help the brain recover from the stresses of city life
Natural vistas allow the brain’s attention circuits to refresh.
Psychology at it's best - 24 views
people of upper-class status aren't very good at recognizing the emotions other people are feeling. The researchers speculate that this is because they can solve their problems, like the daycare example, without relying on others -- they aren't as dependent on the people around them.
Maybe most fascinating is that "when people were made to feel that they were at a lower social class than they actually were, they got better at reading emotions," suggesting that even a temporary shift in context can account for behavioral changes.