Where you live can have a surprising neurological effect on your ability to focus. In the city your brain has to process thousands of sights and sounds to pick out the few pieces of information you need to get through your day. Though helpful to navigate a bustling city, this reduced attentional engagement can lead to diminished powers of general attention — compared to those who live in more remote areas. This isn’t to say that city living handicaps your powers of attention completely. While living in the country may allow your brain to focus more easily on the task of hand, in the city your brain is better able to sift through less important stimuli to focus on what’s most important to you. Share this post with friends and let us know where you’d rather live.