Looking at plants helps us concentrate says new research

LOOKING at greenery for as little as 40 seconds could help boost people's concentration, a University of Melbourne study shows.

The study, published on Monday, tested 150 students in a "boring, attention-sapping task".

Given a 40-second break during the task, half the students were given a concrete rooftop to look at, while the others were given a flowering green roof.

Researchers found those who looked at the greener view made fewer errors and had better concentration on the second half of the task, compared with the others.

Topics:  research university of melbourne

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