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Take A Hike! Unplugging And Recharging In Nature Boosts Creativity

Huffington Post – December 16, 2012
By Huffington Post

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…
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