Nature benefits revisited: likeability



Despite a wealth of literature on the beneficial effects of nature on human well-being, their underlying relationship has remained largely intractable to scientific study. In this study, we establish a relationship between liking and cognitive load for nature and urban visual scenes, using human gait kinematics as a measure for cognitive load.

Data include 3D motion capture data of human gait and behavioural data.

Burtan D, Burn JF, Leonards U (2021). Nature benefits revisited: Differences in gait kinematics between nature and urban images disappear when image types are controlled for likeability. PLoS ONE 16(8): e0256635.
Date made available6 Nov 2020
PublisherUniversity of Bristol

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