If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Time)   Your brain works differently in the outdoors than the indoors. Who'da thunk it?   ( time.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Human brain, brain, brain activity, Mathewson, Psychology, Activity, journal Brain Research, Kyle Mathewson  
•       •       •

1364 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 Feb 2018 at 12:25 PM (23 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



19 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2018-02-04 11:08:59 AM  
What are these "Outdoors" you speak of?
 
2018-02-04 11:33:45 AM  

8 inches: What are these "Outdoors" you speak of?


The patio at the pub.  Usually only open in summer
 
2018-02-04 12:30:42 PM  
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-02-04 12:41:22 PM  

8 inches: What are these "Outdoors" you speak of?


The big blue room.
 
2018-02-04 12:51:01 PM  
Nice try subby.

I'm not going out until my next Dr appointment.
 
2018-02-04 12:51:45 PM  
Yes, it thinks in hexes instead of squares
 
2018-02-04 01:01:48 PM  
"Who'da thunk it?"

Probably some outdoors-y jerk.
 
2018-02-04 01:04:43 PM  
Tldr: Atrophied modern brains, used to be imprisoned in climate controlled cells, can't handle a world that isn't virtual.
 
2018-02-04 01:19:23 PM  
Of course it's different. You don't get eaten by a bear, mountain lion, or bitten by a snake or crackhead when you're inside.
 
2018-02-04 01:29:08 PM  
As much as I love the outdoors, I couldn't imagine doing an office job with the sun shining down on me all day. Does not compute.
 
2018-02-04 01:33:33 PM  
Bullsh*t study is bullsh*t.

So they let people sit down and concentrate on the task they gave them. Of course they're going to perform better under those conditions. Adding a stationary bike doesn't really add that much complexity. They can still largely focus on the task at hand while pedaling. Put them on a bicycle in a dynamic environment and their attention is now split between the task assigned and watching for obstacles and other environmental hazards as well as navigating. Of course they're going to do worse.

If you really want to test this theory then put people on a stationary bike outdoors as well as on a bicycle on an indoor obstacle course with lots of people walking around and compare all the results.
 
2018-02-04 01:35:27 PM  

J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski: Of course it's different. You don't get eaten by a bear, mountain lion, or bitten by a snake or crackhead when you're inside.


Our homes are very different.
 
2018-02-04 01:38:50 PM  
I live in the bush in Alberta and it is -30c, calm with a few clouds.
I am going to go out and just check everything after a bitterly cold night with the lowest temperature at -34c.
Pretty sure my knackers are going to act a little different too when I get out there.
 
2018-02-04 01:51:01 PM  

MechaPyx: Bullsh*t study is bullsh*t.

So they let people sit down and concentrate on the task they gave them. Of course they're going to perform better under those conditions. Adding a stationary bike doesn't really add that much complexity. They can still largely focus on the task at hand while pedaling. Put them on a bicycle in a dynamic environment and their attention is now split between the task assigned and watching for obstacles and other environmental hazards as well as navigating. Of course they're going to do worse.

If you really want to test this theory then put people on a stationary bike outdoors as well as on a bicycle on an indoor obstacle course with lots of people walking around and compare all the results.


THIS
If they're sitting at a desk inside, they should sit at a desk outside. I still think there would be a difference (I take my laptop outside to work in summer and my productivity goes down), but it wouldn't be nearly as large. By poorly designing their experiment they remove the credibility of their results.
 
2018-02-04 03:16:15 PM  
Next you will tell me it is indeed harder to walk and chew gum than to just walk or just chew gum.

Obvious science is obvious.
 
2018-02-04 10:44:06 PM  

MechaPyx: Bullsh*t study is bullsh*t.


Truly.  This might be the dumbest attempt to get published I've seen in a long time.
 
2018-02-05 09:40:59 AM  

MechaPyx: Bullsh*t study is bullsh*t.

So they let people sit down and concentrate on the task they gave them. Of course they're going to perform better under those conditions. Adding a stationary bike doesn't really add that much complexity. They can still largely focus on the task at hand while pedaling. Put them on a bicycle in a dynamic environment and their attention is now split between the task assigned and watching for obstacles and other environmental hazards as well as navigating. Of course they're going to do worse.

If you really want to test this theory then put people on a stationary bike outdoors as well as on a bicycle on an indoor obstacle course with lots of people walking around and compare all the results.


Articles claim "being outside makes you react slower" actually tested "does riding a bike make you slower to push a button"
 
2018-02-05 11:27:45 AM  
A more interesting question is: "does a brain work/learn differently when forced to process information in the presence of competing stimuli?"
 
2018-02-05 12:42:17 PM  

Animatronik: A more interesting question is: "does a brain work/learn differently when forced to process information in the presence of competing stimuli?"


you're trying to make a study that involves doing work in a strip club aren't you?
 
Displayed 19 of 19 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report