The sea is good for the brain and makes you happy. The science tells us..


Published on May 07, 2016


If you are sick of trips (a disease that is called ‘wanferlust‘) this news is for you. Stay close to the water stimulates the brain. This is the result of a study conducted in ten years of scientific research that demonstrates how this element releases chemical substances linked to happiness, such as dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin.

The reports from the site which cites the book of Wallace J. Nichols ‘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’ (‘the Mind Blue: the amazing science that shows how being near, above, inside, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do’).

The study demonstrates how water, and then, the sea, lake or river ports to the brain five main benefits to happiness:

1. The color blue relief
Apparently the color blue is also the favorite color of the world. The author cites a research project of 2003, in which it has been asked 232 people around the world to indicate their favorite color. Once again it proved to be the blue.

2. Stay along the coastline makes it more relaxed
According to a study cited in the book, to calm down subconscious level, you only have to observe a landscape marittimo: look at pictures of nature, in fact, does activate the parts of our brain associated with “a positive attitude, emotional stability and the recovery of happy memories”.

3. The water rejuvenates the minds of the tired
In a study In 1995 published on Environmental Psychology have been analyzed, the yield and concentration of two groups of students: one in which they had been assigned a room with a view and more landscaping (trees, lakes, meadows), and another in which they were given rooms on the views of more urban. The first group not only gave the most brilliant results, but also showed a higher capacity of attention.

4. Looking at the pictures is good, but the water in real life is better
According to the responses submitted during a study with the app Mappiness (over a million), not only the people are happier when they are outdoors, but are more and more happy to 5.2% when they were near a body of water.

5. The water brings us back to our natural state
We are connected to the water from the beginning of our life. The body is on average comprised of 75% water and the maintenance of the proper amount of hydration is essential for the proper functioning of our organs.





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