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As you approach the countdown to research papers, remember that sometimes what your brain needs most is a break.

“After spending time in a quiet rural setting, close to nature, people exhibit greater attentiveness, stronger memory, and generally improved cognition. Their brains become both calmer and sharper…. When people aren’t being bombarded by external stimuli, their brains can, in effect, relax. The resulting state of contemplativeness strengthens their ability to control their mind.”

–Nicholas Carr from The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Fortunately our campus has many beautiful places to get close to nature. And fortunately, when you’re ready to write the library has many resources to help you!

Reblogged from The Furman Music Library Blog

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