[1] Brighten Your Grey Matter

[1] Brighten Your Grey Matter

REWARD &  REASON [#1] Brighten Your Grey Matter

Studies have found forest walking, or spending time doing activities in nature, shows evidence of lower levels of frustration, higher concentration and an increase in positive emotions for children and adults. Researchers Marc Berman, John Jonides and Stephen Kaplan found memory performance and attention spans improved by 20 percent after people spent an hour interacting with nature. They also believe the findings could have broader impact on helping people who may be suffering from mental fatigue. – Source

Other research has found spending days in nature, away from electronic devices, is linked with 50 percent higher scores on a test for creativity. The findings provide “a rationale for trying to understand what is a healthy way to interact in the world, and that burying yourself in front of a computer 24/7 may have costs that can be remediated by taking a hike in nature,” study researcher David Strayer, a psychology professor at the University of Utah. Step away from the screen people! – Source


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