Travel & the Brain

The Traveller’s Dilemma: How Much Planning is Too Much? Insights from the Yerkes-Dodson Law

With travel info on the web overflowing like a garbage heap and lost faith in the Lonely Planet, we find ourselves unsure of how to navigate the tenuous line between too much and too little planning. Encounters with the unknown abide by the Yerkes-Dodson Law – you have to find that sweet spot in the… Read More The Traveller’s Dilemma: How Much Planning is Too Much? Insights from the Yerkes-Dodson Law

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Reflections on meaning and disconnection

I think it was about three weeks into our trip when I noticed that the feeling of something-not-quite-right had crept into my mind. I could not understand its meaning. We were still in Rio de Janerio at that point, truly one of my favourite cities in the world.