A walk in the park is good for your brain!

October 28, 2011

Marc Berman, a post-doctoral researcher at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute, has reason to smile. His research in attention restoration therapy was mentioned in the New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist book by Nicholas Carr, The Shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains. Berman’s groundbreaking research has shown that spending time with nature – for example, going for a walk in the park – refreshes our brain, specifically our ability to pay attention!