UNF Researchers Reveal Climbing a Tree Can Improve Cognitive Skills

UNF Researchers Reveal Climbing a Tree Can Improve Cognitive Skills

UNF Researchers Reveal Climbing a Tree Can Improve Cognitive Skills

Climbing a tree and balancing on a beam can dramatically improve cognitive skills, according to a study recently conducted by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida.

The study, led by Drs. Ross Alloway, a research associate, and Tracy Alloway, an associate professor, is the first to show that proprioceptively dynamic activities, like climbing a tree, done over a short period of time have dramatic working memory benefits. Working Memory, the active processing of information, is linked to performance in a wide variety of contexts from grades to sports.

 

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