Cities make it harder for you to, um, uh, concentrate2/21/2013
Bright lights, big distractions. It's no secret that there are major differences between living in New York or London versus a bucolic countryside environment. Researchers at the University of London report that living in a city really does affect a person's ability to concentrate. The study compared groups living in urban settings and those in rural ones, and discovered that people who lived in rural settings fared better on tests requiring concentration. Researchers state the obvious: that city living is filled with stimuli, often overloading people with too many sights and sounds. They found that this made it difficult for city dwellers to do well on tests that required sustained focus. [Source]
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