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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256635