publication . Article . Other literature type . 2020

Effects of visual exposure to wood on human affective states, physiological arousal and cognitive performance: A systematic review of randomized trials

Dean Lipovac; Michael David Burnard;
Open Access
  • Published: 03 Jun 2020 Journal: Indoor and Built Environment (issn: 1420-326X, eissn: 1423-0070, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
<jats:sec><jats:title>Background</jats:title><jats:p> Bringing features of nature indoors can positively influence indicators of human stress. Since wood is a natural material, it may produce similar benefits. The objective of the review was to (1) examine the influence of visual (real or virtual) contact with either real or imitated indoor wooden surfaces on certain stress indicators, that is affective, physiological or cognitive performance outcomes (compared to non-wooden surfaces) and to (2) assess the methodological quality of the reviewed studies. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Method</jats:title><jats:p> We conducted a systematic literature sea...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Wood, Emotions, Autonomic activation, Restoration, Human stress, Effects of sleep deprivation on cognitive performance, Psychology, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Affect (psychology), Executive functions, Arousal, Cognitive psychology
Funded by
EC| InnoRenew CoE
Project
InnoRenew CoE
Renewable materials and healthy environments research and innovation centre of excellence
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 739574
  • Funding stream: H2020 | SGA-CSA
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