Documenting an anticipated outcome
Pictures/Videos of Nature
Implications of technologies compared
Positive, relaxing, distracting scenes
Weir reports on the findings of numerous studies that have established the psychological value of nature-based experiences.
Browning and colleagues have determined that virtual nature experiences can have the same effects on mental health as “real” ones.
Sjolander and colleagues examined the effects of showing people having colonoscopies nature videos during the procedure and found that the patients exposed to the nature videos experienced less stress.
Laurent and colleagues confirm the value of spending time in both “real” and “virtual” nature.
A Kao-lead team linked what we’re looking at with what we choose to eat; we make healthier choices when looking at nature images than we do otherwise.
Lymeus, Lindberg, and Hartig assessed mindfulness training in different environments.