Why Our Brains Love High Ceilings

Eric Jaffe, for Fast Company:

But the greater insight emerged when Vartanian and collaborators studied brain activity. They found heightened activity related to high ceilings in the left precuneus and left middle frontal gyrus—two areas associated with visuospatial exploration. The left precuneus, in particular, has been found to increase in cortical thickness after spatial navigation training.

I like high ceilings as much as the next tall guy… but I also have a profound fondness for low ceilings and confined spaces. I always did want to live in a hobbit home.