It’s a truism that most cubicle-farm style offices are boring and monotonous. Row after row of bland fabric and florescent lighting are the perfect formula for efficient soul crushing. But some interesting research shows that not only are boring environments bad for mental health – they can actually stop new brain cell growth. Creating Passionate Users reports: Scientists who believed in and studied the idea of “neurogenesis” were dismissed, criticized, ignored. But Princeton’s Elizabeth Gould has picked up the neurogenesis ball and run with it. She is almost single-handedly changing the face of neuroscience and psychology.