According to a recent article from independent.ie and a study undertaken by scientists at Exeter University, images of the countryside and rural settings relax and calm the brain. Whereas images of busy urban and city life do the opposite causing stress and confusion to us. This is the case for both urban and rural inhabitants.
The study used an MRI scanner to monitor the brain when different images were presented to it. When the brain saw images of busy urban and city life it didn’t know what the environment was and the part of the brain that deals with complexity lit up. Whereas rural images brought a quiet, calm and relaxed response that came from a different part of the brain.
Prof Michael Depledge of Exeter University said: “the move to the cities had been accompanied by an incredible rise in depression and behavioural abnormalities”.
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