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Wild Cities: What an Explorer's Brain Revealed about Edinburgh

As National Geographic explorer Dan Raven-Ellison walked across Edinburgh his progress was tracked using the GPS on his phone, while a portable electroencephalography (EEG) device measured the electrical activity in his brain. By comparing Dan’s geographic location with his levels of engagement, stress, interest, focus, excitement, and relaxation, we can begin to understand how different environments affect our moods. This knowledge can help urban planners to build cities that are not only technologically smart, but are also designed to optimise our health, happiness, and quality of life.

Click on the orange dots to explore Dan's journey.