It’s easier for humans to look at nature scenes than urban scenes.
Support Mental Restoration/Ease Stress
Prof Burney Fischer and graduate student Brian Steed of Indiana University have carefully considered how to encourage effective management of street trees (trees along municipal streets).
Perceived danger reduces restorative effects.
Kahn and his colleagues have confirmed that looking at natural scenes through a window reduces stress.
Evidence-based healthcare design is relevent and timely, as experts anticipate an impending boom in healthcare construction.
Indoor waterfalls have been associated with a decrease in the systolic blood pressure of people with dementia by Warmuth and Joseph.
Two recent sources review research that details how natural forms and images can enhance human functioning and reduce stress, and make appeals for architecture informed by that research.
Telecommuting has many positive psychological benefits for employees.
Cool light influences human behavior in a different way than warm light.
There is a significant relationship between the job-related psychological stress experienced by office workers and their physical conditions.