More on What’s Mentally Refreshing (11-21-18)

Kuper investigated the cognitive refreshment/restoration related implications of viewing different sorts of nature scenes.  He found that “Respondents rated flowering and autumn-colored views significantly higher in RP [restorative potential] and preference than foliated [green leaves only on trees]. . . . Flowering plants and red or yellow autumn-colored foliage may increase users’ preference and RP.”

Rob Kuper. “Effects of Flowering, Foliation, and Autumn Colors on Preference and Restorative Potential for Designed Digital Landscape Models.”  Environment and Behavior, in press,