Possibly The Easiest Way To Boost Memory And Concentration
Do you easily forget where you dropped your stuff just 10 seconds after using it? There are many things that may have caused this, but one of the reasons maybe because you have been nature deprived. Luckily, there is a solution to this–head for the bush, woods, trees or any natural habitat.
Time In Nature Can Boost Short-Term Memory
Some students at the University of Michigan conducted a brief memory test. They divided themselves into two groups. One group took a walk around a botanical garden, the other group took a walk down a city street. When the participants returned, they retook the test. Those who had walked among the tress did almost 20 percent better than the first time. Members of the group that took the city street, did not improve appreciably.
Another similar study on depressed subjects also found that walks in nature raised working memory much more than walks in urban environments.