Research, Urban Planning, Environment and Health

How Does Traffic Noise Affect Children's Cognitive Development at School?

02.06.2022

A study conducted in 38 schools in Barcelona suggested that traffic noise at schools has a detrimental effect on the development of working memory and attention in primary-school students.

ISGlobal researcher Maria Foraster explains how they carried out the study, which is part of the BREATHE project, and what the main conclusions were.