The Three Day Effect.
Did you know that tramping for a few days at a time is great for your brain and encourages creativity? David Strayer, a cognitive neuroscientist calls it The Three Day Effect. He found that people who spent three consecutive days walking in nature 🌲 changes in the way they thought. Their thoughts were clearer, they felt more relaxed and reported being more creative. Studies have shown that participants perform 50% better on tests that measure creative thinking and insight problem-solving after being in nature. Strayer believes that this is because the frontal cortex of our brains gets a break from the things that normally demand our attention freeing other parts of our brain up to focus on sensory perception, empathy and productive day-dreaming 🧠