Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life

Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life

Colin Ellard


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“A particularly nice book.” —IRA FLATOW, Science Friday

“One of the best technology writers I’ve ever read.” —Los Angeles Times

“Ellard has a knack for distilling imprecise medical theories into sensible wisdom.” —New York occasions publication Review

“[Ellard] mak[es] even the main mundane entomological scan or exegesis of mental geekspeak suppose clean and fascinating.” —NPR

“Colin Ellard is likely one of the world’s leading thinkers at the neuroscience of city layout. right here he bargains a wholly new strategy to comprehend our cities—and ourselves.” —CHARLES MONTGOMERY, writer of Happy urban: reworking Our Lives via city Design

Our atmosphere can powerfully impact our options, feelings, and actual responses, even if we’re awed via the Grand Canyon or Hagia Sophia, panicked in a crowded room, soothed through a sure bet, or tempted in casinos and procuring department stores. In Places of the Heart, Colin Ellard explores how our houses, places of work, towns, and nature—places we get away to and can’t get away from—have encouraged us all through background, and the way our brains and our bodies reply to kinds of genuine and digital area. As he describes the perception he and different scientists have won from new applied sciences, he assesses the impact those applied sciences could have on our evolving atmosphere and asks what sort of global we're, and will be, creating.

Colin Ellard is the writer of You Are the following: Why we will be able to locate Our technique to the Moon, yet wander away within the Mall. A cognitive neuroscientist on the college of Waterloo and director of its city Realities Laboratory, he lives in Kitchener, Ontario.

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