What Happens in Your Brain When You Walk Down the Street? Implications of Architectural Proportions, Biophilia, and Fractal Geometry for Urban Science

This article – published in the Urban Science journal – looks at how urban architecture and design affects well-being and stress levels. The abstract says: “This article reviews current research in visual urban perception. The temporal sequence of the first few…
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The Biophilia Effect: A Scientific and Spiritual Exploration of the Healing Bond Between Humans and Nature

This book has been written by Clemens Arvay. The publishers say: “Did you know that spending time in a forest activates the vagus nerve, which is responsible for inducing calm and regeneration? Or that spending just one single day in a…
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A walk on the wild side: How interactions with non-companion animals might help reduce human stress

This research article, by Rachel Sumner and Anne Goodenough, has been published in People and Nature . The abstract says: “1. The literature addressing the potential for nature and natural environments to reduce stress and improve health outcomes has a relative paucity of…
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