From the greenTalks/GrowerTalks newsletter:
“Research: Walk in Nature Improves Memory
“Do you remember those days before you HAD to keep a list, when you remembered everything? A walk in the park, the woods, or the arboretum might be just the thing you need. New research out of the University of Michigan (published in the December 2008 issue of Psychology Science) shows that scenic settings (as opposed to urban ones) actually renew and replenish cognitive control centers. Study participants who took 20-minute walks in an arboretum performed 20% higher on standard memory and attention tasks than those who walked through a typical downtown, urban setting. Read more HERE.