Your brain on plants: why gardens are good for you

Your brain on plants: why gardens are good for you

#quarantine #gardening
While stuck at home during this pandemic, we’ve found plants and gardening to be an unexpected source of relief. What exactly is going on in our brains when we spend time in the company of plants? We look into the science behind how plants can reduce stress and anxiety and help us feel connected to the outside world.

Sources:
“How might contact with nature promote human health? Promising mechanisms and a possible central pathway.” Frontiers in Psychology. 2015.https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01093/full

“Nature experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2015. https://www.pnas.org/content/112/28/8567

“Human Physiological Benefits of Viewing Nature: EEG Responses to Exact and Statistical Fractal Patterns.” Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences. 2015. https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.uoregon.edu/dist/e/12535/files/2015/12/art1901-1LITE-13psjqc.pdf

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16 Comments

  1. James Tesorero on July 30, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    THIS IS SO ME AND ITS BEEN OVER A YEAR



  2. Hyemi Kim on July 30, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    0:25

    0:53

    2:00



  3. Abraham Sampson on July 30, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Interesting



  4. Au Forward TV on July 30, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Good



  5. Joc Marrs on July 30, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Newsmax



  6. PHOEBE DC on July 30, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Very insightful video!

    Btw, what boots are you wearing? 🙂



  7. Balikugat Movement on July 30, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    This is so true, ever since ive been doing gardening. Ive been feeling a lot more better.



  8. Brianna Castro on July 30, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Since the pandemic started and we’ve been stuck at home, also because I live with Agoraphobia and Panic Disorder I’ve started getting more plants both in my home and outside. It has really helped, also gives me something to do. Thank you for sharing this.



  9. Mark Menegatti ᴏsᴀ on July 30, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
    Saint Augustine of Hippo



  10. AA Home Gardening on July 30, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    I love Gardening so much
    I have plants outdoors and indoors
    I like greeny around, all the time



  11. Rebekah Klein on July 30, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Anyone reading, see if you can get your hands in a jewelry loupe. Really see plants and other things up close while you’re on the go or at home



  12. Joc Marrs on July 30, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Newsmax



  13. Michelle Barret on July 30, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Beautifully shot and thoughtfully reported! Just what we need now.



  14. Los Angeles Times on July 30, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Have you started a garden while in quarantine? What are you growing? Share a picture of your garden in the comments!



  15. Pinky The Chihuahua on July 30, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    I love my desert garden. Its the size of 2 twin beds. Thats what is was. Now it’s a raised bed. This summer I have tomatos, eggplant, pickeling cucumbers, zucchini, dill, and sweet And hot peppers. Its my except from Covid 19 Zen spot.



  16. Mike FJ Doyle on July 30, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Started some plants inside then they grew out of the pots in the house and now my front yard it’s a garden got some veggies,flowers,herbs, even put new grass seeds down.. Gardening its 100 the best way to heal your mind I have BPD and my indoor and outdoor garden help so much