AirTalk for July 23, 2014

‘Blue Mind’ examines how water influences our senses and well-being

"Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do," by Wallace J. Nichols, PhD.


Marine biologist and researcher Wallace J. Nichols has devoted a large portion of his career in the water. In ‘Blue Mind,’ Nichols lays out the argument and science as to why others should follow in his footsteps.

‘Blue Mind’ presents Nichols’ research in neuroplasticity, neurochemistry, happiness, and creativity. According to his findings, water and its properties have profound affects on human senses.

Nichols found that the different properties of water, such as its blue color, smell and taste all reduce stress and make people happier overall. The research shows that simply being around water instantly triggers a sense of belonging and tranquility.

Do you find yourself happier around water? Are any of your stress relievers in or around bodies of water?

Guest:

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and author of “Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do”

 


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