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Take A Hike! Unplugging And Recharging In Nature Boosts Creativity

Take A Hike! Unplugging And Recharging In Nature Boosts Creativity
If you're stuck in a creative rut, the best way out may be to just unplug and recharge.

A new study, to be published in the journal PLOS One, shows that spending four nature-filled days, away from electronic devices, is linked with 50 percent higher scores on a test for creativity.

The findings provide "a rationale for trying to understand what is a healthy way to interact in the world, and that burying yourself in front of a computer 24/7 may have costs that can be remediated by taking a hike in nature," study researcher David Strayer, a psychology professor at the University of Utah, said in a statement.

The study included 56 people with an average age of 28. The study participants went on electronics-free wilderness hiking trips in Colorado, Maine, Washington and Alaska, lasting from four to six days, t…
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