Haha, I know I know, the title is over-the-board-cheese, but I couldn’t resist What greater motivation do you need to stretch yourself, physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritually, than the fact that if you don’t, your brain will shrivel up and die?
From the always grrrrrreat Creating Passionate Users :
You always knew that dull, boring cubicles could suck the joy out of work, but now there’s evidence that they can change your brain. Not mentally or emotionally, no, we’re talking physical structural changes. You could almost say, “Dull, lifeless work environments cause brain damage.”
I said “almost”, because it depends on your definition of brain damage. What the research suggests is that in unstimulating, unenriched, stressful environments, the brain STOPS producing new neurons (more on that later). But it’s only been the last few years that scientists have finally realized that the human brain can build new neurons. For most of the previous century, it was believed that we were born with all the neurons we’d ever have.
Read it! Brain death by dull cubicle