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HEALING SPACES: The Science of Place and Well-Being

HEALING SPACES: The Science of Place and Well-Being

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"Esther Sternberg is a rare writer--a physician who healed herself by going back to ancient truths known by the Greeks, and proving them. With her scientific expertise and crystal clear prose, she illuminates how intimately the brain and the immune system talk to each other, and how we can use place and space, sunlight and music, to reboot our brains and move from illness to health."
--Gail Sheehy, author of Passages

"What Esther Sternberg, MD does so skillfully is to stitch together an explanation as to how so many of the things we intuitively find relaxing, like yoga, or sitting by the sea, or in a bright airy room, affect how quickly we heal. She provides the science to back it up and explains it so engagingly that it's hard to resist sharing her conviction."
--Linda Geddes, New Scientist

"Even the ancients understood that some places had healing powers. But in the late 20th century, scientists began to study how space affects both mental and physical health for good and ill. NIH researcher Sternberg thoroughly chronicles research on the neural pathways that connect our sensory perception of our environment with our ability to heal...The conclusions--e.g., that noise induces stress, which can impede healing--seem intuitive and well known, but readers interested in neuroscience will learn much about the research on why this is the case."
--Publishers Weekly
WATCH BOOK TRAILER:
http://tinyurl.com/la8sfw

"Esther Sternberg is a rare writer--a physician who healed herself by going back to ancient truths known by the Greeks, and proving them. With her scientific expertise and crystal clear prose, she illuminates how intimately the brain and the immune system talk to each other, and how we can use place and space, sunlight and music, to reboot our brains and move from illness to health."
--Gail Sheehy, author of Passages

"What Esther Sternberg, MD does so skillfully is to stitch together an explanation as to how so many of the things we intuitively find relaxing, like yoga, or sitting by the sea, or in a bright airy room, affect how quickly we heal. She provides the science to back it up and explains it so engagingly that it's hard to resist sharing her conviction."
--Linda Geddes, New Scientist

"Even the ancients understood that some places had healing powers. But in the late 20th century, scientists began to study how space affects both mental and physical health for good and ill. NIH researcher Sternberg thoroughly chronicles research on the neural pathways that connect our sensory perception of our environment with our ability to heal...The conclusions--e.g., that noise induces stress, which can impede healing--seem intuitive and well known, but readers interested in neuroscience will learn much about the research on why this is the case."
--Publishers Weekly

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Published by: Harvard University Press on Jun 08, 2009
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healing spaces
the science of placeand well-being
Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.
THE BELKNAP PRESS OFHARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Cambridge, MassachusettsLondon, England2009
 
Copyright © 2009 by Esther M. Sternberg All rights reservedPrinted in the United States of America
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data 
Sternberg, Esther M.Healing spaces : the science of place and well-being / Esther M. Sternberg.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN 978-0-674-03336-8 (alk. paper)1. Architectural design—Health aspects. I. Title.RA770.S74 2009725
.51dc22 2009001734

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