Colors impact the mind and the body. The following guidelines could be helpful for classroom and study spaces.
Posted by Barbara Basford on March 29th 2010
Smell is the only sense that has a direct connection to the limbic system. Scents can be used to keep alert and may help to embed memory. Some scents include:
Sleep is critical for the brain to process learning and to rearrange neural circuitry. The lack of sleep negatively impacts thinking, creativity, and long-term memory. Although there is no set amount of time that fits everyone, all people need adequate deep sleep.
Posted by Barbara Basford on March 16th 2010
The brain is approximately 80% water. Students become restless and have scattered attention when they are mildly dehydrated; slow and lethargic when severely dehydrated. Drinking plenty of water improves brain functioning and overall health.
Posted by Barbara Basford on March 10th 2010
Better quality air, which includes more oxygen and less carbon dioxide, has been linked to improved mental functioning. Green leaf and flowering plants cleanse the air. Avoid pollutants and strong fragrances.
Posted by Barbara Basford on March 1st 2010
Natural light and full spectrum lights that simulate natural light are connected with missing fewer school school or work days and a more positive attitude. Flourescent lights may cause eyestrain and anxiety.
Posted by Barbara Basford on February 22nd 2010
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