How being in nature helps restore your ability to pay attention:

My column in today's Globe and Mail takes a look at something that seems (I admit) totally obvious and intuitive: why does going for a walk in a forest, park, or other natural setting make us feel good? [...] Scientists have advanced a wide range of theories about the specific physical and mental benefits nature can provide, ranging from clean air and lack of noise pollution to the apparent immune-boosting effects of a fine mist of “wood essential oils.” But the most powerful benefits, a new study suggests, may result from the way trees and birds and sunsets gently tug – but never grab – at our attention. The study, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders, found that volunteers suffering from depression who took a 50-minute walk in a woodland park improved their cognition, as measured by the ability to remember a random string of digi...

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