The influence of green spaces on cognitive development

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There are a lot of factors that influence childrens´ cognitive development. The environment and the surroundings are among them. The result of a study carried out by the “Centro de Investigación en Epidemiología Ambiental”, conclude that green spaces at schools and in the surroundings contribute to improve working memory and reduce inattentiveness.

According to “Global Health Observatory (GHO)” data, it is estimated that by 2017 a majority of the people will be living in urban areas. Therefore, how policymakers are going to face the challenge of making greener schools?

Further information: Green spaces and cognitive development in primary schoolchildren

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