Date 22-03-2012 | 1 Experiencing nature in virtual realityGoda Perlaviciute (email@example.com) Dr. Roos Pals (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date 22-03-2012 | 2 Current research integrates: 1. Knowledge of the posi@ve eﬀects of nature on the well-‐being of people. 2. Possibility to recreate natural environments in a 3D virtual seHng.
Date 22-03-2012 | 3Numerous experiments show that contact with nature promotes: § restora@on from stress and mental fa@gue § aﬀec@ve restora@on: mood improvement § cogni@ve restora@on: beKer concentra@on § physiological restora@on: e.g. blood pressure, heart rate, cor@sol levels Ques@on: What causes these restora@ve eﬀects?
Date 22-03-2012 | 4 AKen@on restora@on theory Restora@on is more likely to occur in environments with restora@ve characteris@cs (Kaplan & Kaplan, 1989): § Fascina@on § Being away (Novelty & Escape) § Coherence § Compa@bility
Date 22-03-2012 | 5Fascina@on AKen@on is drawn eﬀortlessly
Date 22-03-2012 | 6Novelty Diﬀerent than your daily environment
Date 22-03-2012 | 7Escape Free from reminders of daily hassles and obliga@ons
Date 22-03-2012 | 8Coherence Everything ﬁts well in the surroundings
Date 22-03-2012 | 9Compa@bility A good ﬁt between the person and the environment
Date 22-03-2012 | 10Does virtual nature possess restorative characteristics?