Brain on Nature

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“When we slow down, stop the busywork, and take in beautiful natural surroundings, not only do we feel restored, but our mental performance improves too. Strayer has demonstrated as much with a group of Outward Bound participants, who performed 50 percent better on creative problem-solving tasks after three days of wilderness backpacking. The three-day effect, he says, is a kind of cleaning of the mental windshield that occurs when we’ve been immersed in nature long enough. On this trip he’s hoping to catch it in action, by hooking his students—and me—to a portable EEG, a device that records brain waves.” – from Nat Geo article by Florence Williams


Please take the time to read the full article by clicking here.


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One response to “Brain on Nature

  • Gia

    I’ve only been able to scan thed article so far but I will definitely take the time to read it later. Not that we ever really needed proof that nature works wonders on our souls/minds/bodies….but I guess there are some that don’t see the value in it just yet.
    Wish I could do therapy with kids out in the wilderness, the results should be interesting!
    Thank you so much for sharing the article – I look forward to having the time to read it all 🙂

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