Brains work differently in the city
Editorial Illustration for an article on how the human brain works differently in built up areas and cities.
The article explains that certain parts of the brain become overactive when we live in cities and built up areas.
“The brains of people living in cities operate differently from those in rural areas, according to a brain-scanning study. Scientists found that two regions, involved in the regulation of emotion and anxiety, become overactive in city-dwellers when they are stressed and argue that the differences could account for the increased rates of mental health problems seen in urban areas.”