Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bright Lights, Bright Minds

Did you know that there is a direct correlation between learning and lighting? Apparently, according to a 1999 University of Georgia study on achievement in children, lighting has shown to have a significant effect on children's ability to focus. It was seen that students who attended class in a room that was brightly lit earned higher scores than students who learned in dim classrooms. The study reported that low lighting was not damaging, but it reduced the amount a child's brain could collect information. It was seen that if a child had a pattern of learning in a low-lit environment, their brains would steadily become slower at absorbing new information.
So do yourself and your children a favor when planning out rooms that will be used to study or do homework and focus on having bright lighting. Bright lamps on desks and overhead can greatly increase a brain's activity and ability to absorb, so choose your lighting accordingly.

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