Why Flexible Seating at HIAT? Scholars feel empowered by having some degree of choice and control over their environment. Flexible seating allows scholars to choose where they work and with whom. It also allows them to change their location and positions as needed. Studies show that when students move around in their learning environment they are more engaged and can better “anchor new information and experience into neural networks.” There has been considerable research on the benefits of students being able to move around for their health and fitness—and suggestions that it helps their brains too.