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

By Wallace J. Nichols

A landmark e-book through marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols at the notable results of water on our future health and well-being.

Why are we interested in the sea every one summer time? Why does being close to water set our minds and our bodies relaxed? In BLUE brain, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we predict approximately those questions, revealing the striking fact in regards to the advantages of being in, on, lower than, or just close to water. Combining state of the art neuroscience with compelling own tales from most sensible athletes, major scientists, army veterans, and proficient artists, he exhibits how proximity to water can enhance functionality, bring up calm, lower anxiousness, and raise expert success.

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

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Use up some sources of food and you have to look for more, which means constant exploration of your environment to learn more about where you are and what other sources of food and water are available for you and your family. Perhaps you encounter new plants or animals, some of which are edible—some not. You learn from your mistakes what to gather and what to avoid. And while you and your children learn, your brains are being shaped and changed by multiple forces: your individual experiences, your social and cultural interactions, and your physical environment.

As we age, that number drops to below 60 percent—but the brain continues to be made of 80 percent water. The human body as a whole is almost the same density as water, which allows us to float. In its mineral composition, the water in our cells is comparable to that found in the sea. ”1 We are inspired by water—hearing it, smelling it in the air, playing in it, walking next to it, painting it, surfing, swimming or fishing in it, writing about it, photographing it, and creating lasting memories along its edge.

It’s only recently that technology has enabled us to delve into the depths of the human brain and into the depths of the ocean. With those advancements our ability to study and understand the human mind has expanded to include a stream of new ideas about perception, emotions, empathy, creativity, health and healing, and our relationship with water. Several years ago I came up with a name for this human–water connection: Blue Mind, a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment.

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