Yet another reason for ensuring green spaces thrive in our dense urbanized city state.
According to this article on the site Atlantic Cities, urban parks enhance your brain. The article cites a psychological study that claims how “simple and brief interactions with nature can produce marked increases in cognitive control”. Not only are attention and cognition enhanced, but the same researchers also found out later on that city parks lead to better moods as well.
What are the implications though? Could this be a reason why we feel stressed, tired and moody when having meander our way through the dense urban streets and walkways? Is there an indirect bearing on our collective intellect and creativity as well?