Cognition in the Wild
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Thoreau went into the woods in the 1850's to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Today, our senses are overstimulated and overtaxed by the modern world. This course will examine how interacting with nature can help to reduce stress and improve cognition. Using an environmental neuroscience lens, the course will focus on how humans interact with the natural environment. How does nature affect mental health? How does nature affect cognitive health? How does interacting with nature reduce stress and make us more creative? Can we encourage people to spend time in nature, while still conserving it? What are some of the barriers to accessibility, especially for groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the outdoors?

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Class Sections For Cognition in the Wild (OSHER 434)

Spring 2024 Section 1, Starting on: 03/26/2024

Date(s) Day Time Location
03/26/24 - 04/30/24 T 3:30 pm -5:00 pm UUCE 232
Tuition: $99.00      

Instructors: DAVID STRAYER, AMY MCDONNELL

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