Biophilia effect

Biophilia by Edward O. WILSON

Biophilia by Edward O. WILSON

The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems, and the importance of nature on our wellness (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) which is rooted in peer-reviewed science. Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his book, Biophilia (1984). He defines biophilia as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life.”

The benefits of biophilia

• trigger endorphin effect
• lower blood pressure
• boost the brain’s attention
• accelerate patients’ recovery at home and hospitals
• reconnect with nature
plants
• protect the environment and tackle air pollution

 

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