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A new report says living in a city makes it for people to concentrate. The research found that people who live in rural areas can better than people in areas. The study is from Goldsmiths College, which is part of the University of London. Head researcher Dr Karina Linnell and her team studied how two of people did the same "thinking tasks". The team went to a part of Namibia, southwest Africa, to study the Himba . Himba people live a very life in the desert, doing traditional farming. The team also studied of the same tribe who had moved to the town. Dr Linnell said the tribe who lived in the desert did much better on the than those in the town.

Dr Linnell's research may change the way companies . In the future, workers may from cities to live and work in the countryside. Linnell said there are too many things around us in the city that stop us from about one thing for a long time. This means we do not at our best. She asked: "What if, for example, companies realised tasks would be better carried out by employees outside of the urban environment where their concentration is better?" The past century has seen of people move from the countryside to big cities. If Dr Linnell's research is , this century might see many of those people return to the great .

 


 
 

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