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Children who grow up in places surrounded by trees do better at school

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 6, 2018, 4:53 pm IST
Updated : Sep 6, 2018, 4:53 pm IST

This makes it more crucial for architects and governments to put emphasis on green spaces towns and cities.

It affects their ability to adapt to different surroundings and helps them remember things they have seen (Photo: Pixabay)
 It affects their ability to adapt to different surroundings and helps them remember things they have seen (Photo: Pixabay)

Having more plants around is considered to have a lot be benefits among which combating pollution and improving the environment are popular. But plants can also be good for people’s overall well being, be it mental or physical.

Findings of a study suggest that children who grow up in areas with greenery tend to do better at school. They have better concentration, math skills and working memory since their brains develop differently.

Plants have this effect on the brain since they are less tiring to look at in comparison to man-made surroundings. This makes it more crucial for architects and governments to put emphasis on green spaces towns and cities.

It affects their ability to adapt to different surroundings and helps them remember things they have seen. They are also able to remember information even as they carry out unrelated tasks.

Tags: children, boosting memory, greenery, health