There is nothing good about traffic congestion; that is something everyone can agree on. It is bad for the environment, hard on your car and your car's gas mileage, and rough on your body.
But what about your brain? Researchers have been studying the effects of traffic congestion on the human mind over the past few decades.
While they haven't yet found anything that is fully conclusive, the scientists have found some disturbing correlations. Here are some of their findings.
1. Congestion can cause stress.
Of course! Whether you're late getting somewhere or really just want to get home, stalling at an intersection while the light turns green more than once can make anyone itch with anxiety.
But stress itself can cause changes to your behavior, personality, and ability to make decisions. Studies have even suggested links from everyday...