Residential green space and air pollution are associated with brain activation in a social-stress paradigm

Description: We examined the influence of three major environmental variables at the place of residence as potential moderating variables for neurofunctional activation during a social-stress paradigm. Data from functional magnetic resonance imaging of 42 male participants were linked to publicly accessible governmental databases providing information on amount of green space, air pollution, and noise pollution. We hypothesized that stress-related brain activation in regions important for emotion regulation were associated positively with green space and associated negatively with air pollution and noise pollution. A higher percentage of green space was associated with stronger parietal and insular activation during stress compared with that in the control condition. More air pollution was associated with weaker activation in the same (but also extended) brain regions. These findings may serve as an important reference for future studies in the emerging field of “neuro-urbanism” and emphasize the importance of environmental factors in urban planning.

Related article:

View ID Name Type
Field Value
Compact Identifier
Add DateJan. 13, 2021, 10:40 a.m.
Uploaded bya.dimitrov
Related article DOI10.1038/s41598-022-14659-z
Related article authorsAnnika Dimitrov-Discher, Julia Wenzel, Nadja Kabisch, Jan Hemmerling, Maxie Bunz, Jonas Schöndorf, Henrik Walter, Ilya M. Veer and Mazda Adli
Citation guidelines

If you use the data from this collection please include the following persistent identifier in the text of your manuscript:

This will help to track the use of this data in the literature. In addition, consider also citing the paper related to this collection.