I’m really digging this story at the New York Times, about five neuroscientists who went on a rafting trip down the San Juan River, ostensibly to study the effects of disconnecting with the “digital” world.
It sounds like the start of a joke, but it’s actually pretty neat.
Mr. Strayer, the trip leader, argues that nature can refresh the brain. â€œOur senses change. They kind of recalibrate â€” you notice sounds, like these crickets chirping; you hear the river, the sounds, the smells, you become more connected to the physical environment, the earth, rather than the artificial environment.â€
Indoors and Outdoors. Natural and Artificial. Digital and Physical. Isolation and Connectedness.
Yes. These are all things.