Interview with Wallace J Nichols on Episode 5.
Do you know that 71 percent of the planet is covered by ocean?
It holds the most life, the most diversity, and it’s the source of life. Join us this week as we talk to Dr. Wallace “J” Nichols and explore Blue Mind.
In this fascinating interview Dr. Wallace Nichols explained to us the surprising science behind water and the human condition. Studies had been done on the effect music and stress had on the mind, but when Wallace went to search for research done on the effect water had on the mind, his results came up empty. So he decided to conduct his own research, and the results may surprise you!
Nichols calls on neuroscience to explain the cognitive processes our minds go through in response to water, combining scientific language and examples with personal anecdotes and stories borrowed from authors, artists and athletes. There are plenty of wow moments and passages that will leave you agreeing and understanding. It’s incredible to think that we can alter our brain’s positive neural pathways by increasing our exposure to happy experiences in, near or on water, but apparently it’s true. While the mind (or monkey) runs the show, the body is key to the overall discussion. Most of us could close our eyes right now and recall the sights and associated sounds of our favorite shoreline.
Take a listen and find out how water affects us all!Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols, called “Keeper of the Sea” by GQ Magazine and “a visionary” by Outside Magazine is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author, sought after lecturer, and fun-loving Dad. He also likes turtles (a lot).
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