Benefits of Nature Linked to Fractal Patterns

In an age where people are spending 90% of their time indoors, it’s no secret emphasizing the benefits of nature serves as a timely reminder. In Wired’s article, Clive Thompson writes, “Research since has found that exposure to nature reduces symptoms of ADHD in kids, speeds the recovery of hospital patients, enhances creativity, and—bosses, take note—boosts white-collar productivity.” Thompson asks why nature creates these results and says scientists aren’t certain, but they suspect the “fractal patterns of plants stimulate our neural activity in ways that built environments don’t, while natural light regulates our daily rhythms.”