A research team lead by Harada has confirmed that smelling lavender is relaxing.
Support Mental Restoration/Ease Stress
Varied settings, varied results
Olafsdottir and her colleagues evaluated the effects of recreational walking in different settings on the mood and stress levels of university students.
Research indicating how distracting the presence of smartphones is continues to accumulate; smartphones have a significant effect even when we’re not speaking on them.
Cottet and her team evaluated how the components of urban views influence assessments of them.
Researchers linked working in open bench seating areas to users’ daytime stress (perceived and physiological) and activity levels.
Art has a significant effect on how people live their lives, how they think and behave. Science-informed art selection, placement, and labeling can enhance mental and physical wellbeing.
Natural elements, mental state, and popularity
Live or recorded makes a difference
Research by Jiang, Schmillen, and Sullivan confirms that not all experiences outdoors have the same effect on our brains.