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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:

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