Blame the architect
Joan Meyers-Levy, a professor of marketing at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and co-author Rui (Juliet) Zhuhas have apparently demonstrated that my "free and abstract" thinking is not just because I am a wacky nutter, but because of the way my office is built. (Incidentally for those who know Carey George and Martin have the same unnatural advantage!
“When a person is in a space with a 10-foot ceiling, they will tend to think more freely, more abstractly,” said Meyers-Levy. “They might process more abstract connections between objects in a room, whereas a person in a room with an 8-foot ceiling will be more likely to focus on specifics.”
From Researchers find ceiling height can affect how a person thinks, feels and acts
HT The End of Cyberspace
My office has a ceiling that is at least 16 feet high, and perhaps more! See The View from my Office
PS, don't worry, the marking is nearly over... and then I will
return to blogging about the Bible, scholarship and digital life in a more coherent and sensible way ;-)