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Tag: Physical Characteristics

A thought in the park: The influence of naturalness and low-level visual features on expressed thoughts

Published in: Cognition, Volume 174, May 2018, 82-93 Abstract “Prior research has shown that the physical characteristics of one’s environment have wide ranging effects on affect and cognition. Other research has demonstrated that one’s thoughts have impacts on mood and behavior, and in this three-part research program we investigated how physical features of the environment can alter thought content. In one study, we analyzed thousands of journal entries written by park visitors to examine how low-level and semantic visual features of the parks correlate with different thought topics. In a second study, we validated our ecological results by conducting an online… Read More