Jonah Lehrer, the author of "How We Decide," discusses the perils and benefits of city life as they relate to the brain in his article "How the city hurts your brain ...And what you can do about it" in The Boston Globe:
But the urban environment has its positive sides too, including creativity and innovation:
One of the ways to mitigate the negative effects of city living is to spend more time in natural settings that can restore and replenish our mental energy. Click here to read the full article.
And check out the Urban Mindfulnes blog for tips on how to stay mindful in the city.