Green spaces and cognitive development in primary schoolchildren

@article{Dadvand2015GreenSA,
  title={Green spaces and cognitive development in primary schoolchildren},
  author={P. Dadvand and M. Nieuwenhuijsen and M. Esnaola and J. Forns and X. Basaga{\~n}a and M. {\'A}lvarez-Pedrerol and I. Rivas and M{\'o}nica L{\'o}pez-Vicente and Montserrat de Castro Pascual and J. Su and M. Jerrett and X. Querol and J. Sunyer},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={112},
  pages={7937 - 7942}
}
Significance Green spaces have a range of health benefits, but little is known in relation to cognitive development in children. This study, based on comprehensive characterization of outdoor surrounding greenness (at home, school, and during commuting) and repeated computerized cognitive tests in schoolchildren, found an improvement in cognitive development associated with surrounding greenness, particularly with greenness at schools. This association was partly mediated by reductions in air… Expand
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