Walking has a number of surprising benefits that help to improve our health, posture and, most surprisingly, our mind. “Your brain is much more active when you’re sitting down”, said Shane O’Mara, a neuroscientist and professor of experimental brain research at the University of Dublin. Although walking is an activity that we often take for granted, there a number of surprising benefits that help to improve our health, posture and, most surprisingly, our mind. In this talk, moderated by Michael John Gorman, Founding Director of Biotopia, O’Mara and American academic Jeffrey Schnapp discussed how walking can impact creativity and why it defines us as human.
Jeffrey Schnapp is the founder/faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard and holds the Carl A. Pescosolido Chair at Harvard University. A cultural historian by training, his work in the domains of knowledge design, digital media, and curatorial practice includes collaborations with the Triennale di Milano, the Wolfsonian-FIU, the Canadian Center for Architecture, and the Fondazione Cirulli.