Looking at Nature Photos Increases Brain Power

According to a recent study from the University of Melbourne, looking at photos of nature is good for the brain.

In the middle of tedious, mentally strenuous tasks, students were asked to take a micro-break of 40 seconds and look at one of two different types of photos: city settings or nature photos. Those looking at the photos of nature returned to their tasks with greater attention to detail and improved performance.

Research is proving that viewing different types of nature photos boosts attention. For people working in buildings without a view, or without a window at all, photographs of nature can do wonders to increase productivity.

This is becoming increasingly important, as the World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities.

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