Neural Responses to Restorative Environments: An Eye Tracking and fMRI Study

Sep 18, 2014

To measure the neural responses to restorative environments, the researchers developed and tested an experimental paradigm of psychological restoration suitable for neuroimaging environments. The paradigm includes conditions of psychological stress and environmental restoration. Additionally, they use fMRI coupled with the eye tracking technology to ask whether visual perception differs between scenes that are highly restorative and scenes that are less restorative. The findings support the evidence of several cognitive and emotive physiological indicators related to the stress and restoration condition.

Joel Martinez Soto (Universidad de Guanajuato)
M. Nanni (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)
Leopoldo Gonzales-Santos (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)
Erick Pasaye (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)
Fernando Barrios (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)
Presented at: 
2014 ANFA Conference (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

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