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You're not imagining things. The color of the paint on the walls, the sounds coming out of the appliances, the various wafting smells, and a million other subtle things are constantly affecting your mind and health.

We asked our plasticians to look into the most interesting ways our environment is affecting our brains, and we gave cash to our favorite entries. Which we hope had a positive effect on their brains. Winner is below, but first, the runners-up:

Entry by Sagar Parikh

In an emergency situation, observers are more likely to help if there are few others around. The likeliness of someone helping decreases as the number

Entry by PookieJones

Warmer climate lower risk of multiple sclerosis. People who live in temperate climates are more often diagnosed with MS than people who live in countr

Entry by Andrea Meno

The less vegetation you grew up around, the likelier you are to get mentally ill later. in life. How much green space you had around you growing up pr

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