October 27, 2016

SIMPLE SHANK'S MARE:

This is how to recharge your brain, according to science (Vybarr Cregan-Reid,  3 August 2016, World Economic Forum)

Walking

In recent years, the field of environmental psychology has blazed a trail in our understanding of what exposure to green spaces can give us. There have been hundreds of trials over the years that demonstrate everything from the effectiveness of having indoor plants in your workplace, to how access to green spaces can lower crime rates, as well as the extraordinary discovery that walking in a forest can lower your blood pressure.

A famous trial in 2008, actually tested the speed and depth of restoration among walkers in urban and rural areas. The result comes as little surprise: the subjects who had access to green environments were more mentally restored and were able to tackle more complex cognitive tasks. The effect was so potent that even when the trial subjects only looked at pictures of natural environments, the results were the same.

Walking in a green space, allowing your mind to wander, restores directed attention quickly and effectively. 8/10.

Posted by at October 27, 2016 6:17 PM

  

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