Bird and birdsong encounters improve mental health, study finds

by Becky Parker

Smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment reveals mental health benefits of birdlife

 

‘The mental health benefits of everyday encounters with birdlife for mental health are poorly understood. Previous studies have typically relied on retrospective questionnaires or artificial set-ups with little ecological validity. In the present study, we used the Urban Mind smartphone application to examine the impact of seeing or hearing birds on self-reported mental wellbeing in real-life contexts.’

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-20207-6

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Becky teaches Physics and is passionate about empowering young people to act and innovate for the planet.

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