Exposure to green space has an impact on child brain development

Researchers from Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Hospital del Mar (Spain) and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (UCLA FSPH) suggest that exposure to green space has a positive impact on child brain development

The researchers found that primary school children raised in areas with more green space tended to present larger volumes of white and grey matter in certain areas of the brain associated with areas predicting better working memory and reduced inattentiveness. The researchers believe that green spaces positively influence brain development because they provide children with opportunities for psychological restoration and prompt important exercises in discovery, creativity and risk taking.

Read the research article here.

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