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19/6/2015

CREAL: Green spaces influence the cognitive growth in children

CREAL: Green spaces influence the cognitive growth in children


News from CREAL


A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reports a link between exposure to green spaces at school and cognitive development in primary schoolchildren. Contact with nature is thought to play a crucial and irreplaceable role in brain development but available evidence on such role is still scarce.

To test the association between cognitive maturation and exposure to green spaces at home and school and during commutes, a study led by Payam Dadvand and coordinated by Jordi Sunyer, researchers at CREAL, an ISGlobal allied center, monitored changes in cognitive measures every three months between January 2012 and March 2013 among nearly 2,600 primary schoolchildren 7-10 years of age in Barcelona, Spain.

More information:
CREAL website