Just being in an urban environment, impairs our basic mental processes. After spending a few minutes on a crowded city street, the brain is less able to hold things in memory, and suffers from reduced self-control. While it's long been recognized that city life is exhausting this new research suggests that cities actually dull our thinking, sometimes dramatically so.
Pledge to 'publish a blog post on Tuesday 24th March about a woman in technology whom I admire' – PledgeBank. Ada Lovelace was one of the world's first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums.
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