Green Spaces May Benefit Aging Brain

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Walking between busy urban environments and green spaces triggers changes in levels of excitement, engagement, and frustration in the brain, according to a new study of older people. It is the latest study to document the psychological benefits of natural environments. Researchers at the Universities of York and Edinburgh in the U.K. say the findings have important implications for architects, planners, and health professionals as we deal with an aging population. “There are concerns about mental well-being as the global population becomes older and more urbanized,” said research fellow Dr.
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