Bhattacharjee and Pal studied the implications of spotlighting paintings in dimly lit rooms with light of different colors. They determined that “the appearance of paintings changes due to different CCTs [correlated color temperatures] of LEDs having the same illuminance.
Recently published research investigated links between green areas near schools (specifically within 500 meters of them) and student levels of ADHD. Yang and colleagues report that data collected in China about nearly 60,000 children (2 to 17 years old) indicate that “Greenness levels differed substantially across schools and kindergartens. . . . Greater greenness levels were associated with lower odds of ADHD symptoms. . . .
Via aseries of studies, Wijaya and colleagues explored aspects of our sense of touch. They determined that materials experienced as smooth, slippery, and soft were perceived as pleasant when rubbed on a human forearm.
Maria Wijaya, Darwin Lau, Sophie Horrocks, Francis McGlone, Helena Ling, and Annett Schirmer. “The Human ‘Feel’ of Touch Contributes to Its Perceived Pleasantness.” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, in press, doi: 10.1037/xhp0000705
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