Childhood exposure to green space ‘may help’ brain development

29 March, 2018
Categories: Blog

A new study by Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Hospital del Mar and UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, says being raised in a greener neighbourhood can benefit a child’s developing brain.  

 

Around 250 children participated in the study which found primary school children raised in homes with lots of green areas around them tend to have larger volumes of white and grey matter in certain areas of the brain. Those anatomic differences are in turn associated with beneficial effects on cognitive function.  Full blog