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Outdoor activity give brain a boost

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A new study suggests spending time outdoors just might be that brain boost you need.

Researchers tested the creative thinking skills of about 60 people on a backpacking trip.

They found a 50% boost in creativity for the people who had been hiking for four days.

Experts say the part of our brain that controls creativity also controls our ability to multi-task, retain information and solve problems.

This study was done by Dr. David Strayer at the University of Utah.

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