Now scientists have begun to examine how the city affects the brain, and the results are chastening. Just being in an urban environment, they have found, impairs our basic mental processes. After spending a few minutes on a crowded city street, the brain is less able to hold things in memory, and suffers from reduced self-control. While it's long been recognized that city life is exhausting -- that's why Picasso left Paris -- this new research suggests that cities actually dull our thinking, sometimes dramatically so.
As this video will tell you, idiots abound... but living in the city seems to multiply the idiot quotient (I know, quotient implies division, not multiplication... my point is rather than truly multiplying in numbers, they seem to be able to use a form of mitosis, thereby splitting themselves in twos and simultaneously multiplying.. a conundrum, to be sure..)