By Colin Ellard
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“One of the best technology writers I've ever read." —Los Angeles Times
“Ellard has a knack for distilling imprecise medical theories into functional wisdom." —New York occasions ebook Review
“[Ellard] mak[es] even the main mundane entomological test or exegesis of mental geekspeak suppose clean and fascinating." —NPR
“Colin Ellard is without doubt one of the world's superior thinkers at the neuroscience of city layout. the following he deals a wholly new method to comprehend our cities—and ourselves." —CHARLES MONTGOMERY, writer of Happy urban: remodeling Our Lives via city Design
Our atmosphere can powerfully have an effect on our techniques, feelings, and actual responses, no matter if we're awed via the Grand Canyon or Hagia Sophia, panicked in a crowded room, soothed via a simple task, or tempted in casinos and purchasing shops. In Places of the Heart, Colin Ellard explores how our houses, places of work, towns, and nature—places we break out to and can't get away from—have stimulated us all through heritage, and the way our brains and our bodies reply to kinds of actual and digital house. As he describes the perception he and different scientists have received from new applied sciences, he assesses the impression those applied sciences may have on our evolving atmosphere and asks what sort of international we're, and will be, creating.
Colin Ellard is the writer of You Are the following: Why we will be able to locate Our option to the Moon, yet wander away within the Mall. A cognitive neuroscientist on the collage of Waterloo and director of its city Realities Laboratory, he lives in Kitchener, Ontario.
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