Always wondered why I was drawn to the country for inspiration, As a creative you spend most of your time in big cities. As other professions that is where the work is but after freelancing for a number of years in various environments I would agree with the theories disclosed in your article.
My house is unusual in that the front looks across the City and the back view looks over rolling hills, trees & sometimes Cows. Funny how I always gravitated towards the back room when the work had to be cracked out quickly but still creatively.
Would be interesting to see more research evidence on this before I move my studio into the sticks though.
Cool illustration by the way:)
That explains why my best insights occured while I was out hiking throught the woods.
Deep rhythmic breathing, other forms of meditation, and Yoga have Hindu origins but people of other faiths, agnostics, and atheists can follow such routines in secular manner. The mental effects of being amidst nature can weaken abilities for peak functioning in stressful vocational settings.
Sian Beilock, Ph.D., is a psychology professor at The University of Chicago and an expert on the brain science behind performance failure under pressure.