Nature cognition tools

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January 08, 2020

Nature cognition tools

Hypothesis
Nature is a tool that enhances cognition.

Evidence
Big-picture studies of nature experiences and cognition.

Tools
get outside
develop an environmental identity
photos, windows, views
use active interactions with nature
explore whatever natural elements are immediately present
walk and walking meetings
change your ‘learning’ environment
challenge or risk or play outside

Inspiration
Richard Louv

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    Berman et al. 2008 50 individuals tested all typically showed

    modest increases from a walk outside or imagery
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    ~250 people test to date show mean change at +20%

    with a short walk (15-50mins) Bratman et al. 2015
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    McMahan & Estes 2015 2356 people tested 20-40% of variation

    explained by experiencing nature (viewing or outside) stress
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    104 people tested for verbal & visual creativity with &

    without natural views/plants Studente et al. 2016
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    tools get outside develop an environmental identity photos, windows, views

    use active interactions with nature explore whatever natural elements are immediately present walk and walking meetings change your ‘learning’ environment challenge or risk or play outside