The physical and social environment that surrounds us has a profound impact on our brains and behaviour. This impact is so fundamental that a complete understanding of neural mechanisms cannot be developed without taking into account the extensive interactions between neurobiology, psychology, behaviour and the environment.
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We dedicate this work in memory of one of M.G.B.’s mentors, Dr. Stephen Kaplan (1936–2018), who inspired a lot of this thinking. This work was supported in part by a grant from the TKF Foundation to M.G.B., the John Templeton Foundation grant for the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom to H.C.N., a grant from the National Science Foundation (BCS-1632445) to M.G.B., as well as an internal grant from the University of Chicago to M.G.B. We thank K. Schertz and E. Layden for their help in creating Fig. 1.
The authors declare no competing interests.
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Berman, M.G., Kardan, O., Kotabe, H.P. et al. The promise of environmental neuroscience. Nat Hum Behav 3, 414–417 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0577-7
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