Increase Your Memory With House Plants

Increase Your Memory With House Plants

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Sarah Rae Smith
Mar 15, 2011

We know houseplants can make your space feel homey and personal, plus they also act as natural air purifiers. But did you know they have recently been proven to increase your attention span?

Scientific American is reporting that a recent study from the Journal of Environmental Psychology has in fact proved that house plants are more than just something to keep watered. They're actually natural memory boosters as well!

How? It's more a repetitive process of examination. When you stare at a computer it seems to be the same thing for the most part. A plant on the other hand lets your mind wander. They report that this process of wildlife examination helps your brain retain more and keep you focused in on the task at hand. Crazy, right? It's just one more reason to try out your green thumb indoors, at work, or in the office.

Read more at Scientific American.

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