A literature review conducted by a Subiza-Perez-lead team confirms that contact with natural environments is mentally refreshing.
Support Mental Restoration/Ease Stress
Greenery at universities, indoors and out, has positive implications.
Wood and colleagues explored how the species in a space influence mental refreshment.
The design of indoor spaces can affect the health—mental and physical—of users. Neuroscience research reveals how aspects of designed environments can influence mental and physical health and also ways in which study findings can be applied in practice.
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Hunter and colleagues investigated the amount of time that people need to spend “anywhere outside that, in the opinion of the participant, included a sufficiency of natural elements to feel like a nature interaction” to reduce their stress levels.
Multiple factors relevant
Nuanced, sophisticated ways to manage light
Clutter, stress, and performance, linked
Grassini and colleagues studied the psychological implications of viewing nature and urban scenes and their findings are consistent with previous research.