Bags of garbage

The photos of bags of garbage on this blog do not magically appear. I fill the garbage bag up in 15 min. to an hour and take the bag to be picked up by the city. Most garbage comes from little bits everywhere that add up to one large bag when collected into a group.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Types of pollution

Types of pollution that affect humans psychological enjoyment of their life would be...

active construction/old run down construction
lack of green space, as in living plants and trees.
light pollution , can't see the stars at night.
Psychological Consequences: depression, rage, RE:stars disconnect with nature, ones mortality and place in the universe

backing up "beep, beep"
active construction of road and buildings
night-time city maintenance work
Psychological Consequences: anger , rage, road rage

contamination by suspended microscopic particles
smell (bad)
Psychological Consequences:worry/fear of asthma and involuntary emotional reaction due to the olfactory bulb/ Limbic System brain reaction

"Of all your senses, only the sense of smell acts directly with the brain. When you perceive an odor, it is because the molecules of that odor activate specific receptors in the nasal epithelium and then in the olfactory bulb. These receptors send nerve impulses directly to the limbic center of the brain via a neurochemical code. The limbic system is where emotional responses are concentrated. Recent research indicates that humans can recognize and remember about 10,000 different odors.

The information from all your other senses such as sight, sound or touch is transferred through a series of nerve connections and processing filters that interpret the signals. This interpretation is shaped by all kinds of environmental and experiential influences - which causes a delay between the stimulus and a response.

With our sense of smell, the brain makes an immediate and unfiltered determination of "good odor" or "bad odor" - then it works to interpret and add meaning to the smells that were experienced."

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