Blue Mind by Dr. Wallace J Nichols is a New York Times bestseller. The biologist shares his neuroscience research, demonstrating the many ways in which water positively impacts not just our lives, but also our minds.
Ever heard someone say, ‘remember to smile’? There’s more truth in the statement than we realize, even when it comes to how you approach the lineup. According to Nichols, if you start your surf session with a smile, the result will be enhanced performance and an active neurological system. And we reconfirm the theory — surfing is good for the brain.
And so is being closer to the ocean. Its calming effects are real, and his book will show how spending time in and around the ocean directly relates to happiness.
This is the study of your brain on water. Join us tonight for Off the Lip Radio Show with special guest, Dr Wallace J Nichols.
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Blue Mind connects the dots: neuroscience and psychology, nature and conservation, art and science, poetry and practice in profoundly important new ways. The result is an emerging, exciting, fast-growing new field we call Neuroconservation. With new research and more discoveries about “blue space” yet to come.
The early benefits of this inquiry have already influenced public health, education, parenting, business, coastal planning, travel, real estate, sports and recreation, and most importantly restoring and rebuilding our personal, ancient emotional connection with healthy waterways.
Blue Mind helps those working with and for our blue planet to do their jobs better by providing deeper insights and new questions about the science of “our brains on water”.
We expand the “ecosystem services” conversation to include the vast array of cognitive and emotional services, values, and benefits offered by clean, healthy waterways.
Each year we hold a Blue Mind Summit, bringing together top neuroscientists, oceanographers, explorers, economists, psychologists, educators, and artists to consider new questions about the “human brain on water”.
While only a few of our questions have been adequately answered, dots are being connected between disciplines and new narratives woven together.
Find your copy of Blue Mind by Dr Wallace J Nichols for a great read.
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