Why Walking Can Make You a Better Thinker

Merlin MCC | Why Walking Can Make You a Better Thinker

Ancient Greek philosophers believed there to be a deep, intuitive connection between walking and thinking (and writing).  Getting up and walking about (especially outdoors in nature) can make us better thinkers.  But is such a belief justified?

In this pithy and insightful article, Feris Jabr (of the New Yorker) discusses some of the physiological and conceptual processes that walking permits…all of which help to, well, “keep us on our toes!”  Read more…

Thank you to Kathleen O’Brien Thompson  for bringing this wonderful article to our attention!  Also…for those of you who are local (Helena, MT) and interested in taking a philosophy walk with us, please visit our Philosophy Walks page!

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