|Title:||A Study on Measuring Ecosystem Service and Physical and Psychological Health Benefits in Agricultural Landscape||Authors:||Hung, SH
|Keywords:||electromyography; emotion; heart rate; restorativeness; waterscape; ENVIRONMENTAL PREFERENCE; BLUE SPACES; URBAN; RESTORATION; NATURALNESS; ATTENTION; RESPONSES; EXPOSURE; SCENES||Issue Date:||2022||Publisher:||AMER SOC HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE||Journal Volume:||57||Journal Issue:||6||Start page/Pages:||708||Source:||HORTSCIENCE||Abstract:||
Nature and health researchers have often suggested that nature induces better psychological and physical health responses than urban environments, especially with healthy ecosystems in nature. However, research that has empirically documented the daily benefits of physical and psychological health in rural landscapes is scarce. This study explores how rural landscapes could provide better health benefits than the built environment in daily life. The research involved on-site data collection with a set of psychological indicators (e.g., restorativeness, preference, emotion) and physical indicators (e.g., brain waves, heart rate) to compare the rural and the built environments. A total of 169 subjects took part in the study. We analyzed health indicators through analysis of variance to show the difference in water landscapes in rural areas relative to the built environment after the participants experienced the environments. The results showed that subjects could release stress and felt a greater sense of restorativeness, pleasure, and arousal in rural areas than in the built environment. Subjects preferred the rural landscape more than the built environment. To conclude, this study explains the rural landscape and its health-related benefits in Taiwan.
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