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Old 04-06-2017, 09:13 AM   #1
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Default The benefits of nature ????

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In a study by researchers at the University of Michigan, participants who walked for 50 minutes in the local arboretum performed better on several tasks of attention compared to students who walked downtown. In a follow-up, the team found that just looking at pictures of nature for 10 minutes led to higher scores on measures of attention. This, along with the extensive body of research on similar effects, suggests that spending time in nature can yield potentially powerful psychological benefits.
I would like to believe but ....

Could it be that being with , or in a natural setting , is just more
restful so the brain is subsequently better able to perform tasks ?

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As I'm in cynic mood today, I'll add that an "arboretum" is not nature, but a carefully designed artificial space designed to present an image using plant life.

A walk in nature will have you encountering poison ivy, stickers, briars, biting and stinging insects, rotting biomass, etc.

Yup, in that kind of mood today.
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