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The power of (your) space
How your surroundings can impact your thoughts, emotions and sense of self Posted by: Team Tony Close your eyes and picture the hustle and bustle of a busy city street. Car horns are blaring. People push past you in a hurry.

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We understand our environment based on how we interact with it

When we navigate a new area with a map, for example, we start looking at objects in relation to one another.

But if we are exploring a route without a map, we tend...

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