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dc.contributor.authorPheasant, Robert J.
dc.contributor.authorFisher, M.N.
dc.contributor.authorWatts, Gregory R.
dc.contributor.authorWhitaker, David J.
dc.contributor.authorHoroshenkov, Kirill V.
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-07T15:52:25Z
dc.date.available2010-12-07T15:52:25Z
dc.date.issued2010-04
dc.identifier.citationPheasant, R. J., Fisher, M. N., Watts, G. R., Whitaker, D. and Horoshenkov, K. V. (2010). The importance of auditory-visual interaction in the construction of tranquil spaces. Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol. 30, pp. 501-509.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/4544
dc.descriptionnoen
dc.description.abstractIn a world of sensory overload, it is becoming increasingly important to provide environments that enable us to recover our sense of well being. Such restorative (`tranquil¿) environments need to comprise sufficient sensory stimulation to keep us engaged, whilst at the same time providing opportunity for reflection and relaxation. One essential aspect in safeguarding existing, or developing new `tranquil space¿, is understanding the optimum relationship between the soundscape and the visual composition of a location. This research represents a first step in understanding the effects of audio-visual interaction on the perception of tranquillity and identifies how the interpretation of acoustic information is an integral part of this process. By using uni and bi-modal auditory-visual stimuli in a two stage experimental strategy, it has been possible to measure the key components of the tranquillity construct. The findings of this work should be of particular interest to those charged with landscape management, such as National Park Authorities, Regional Councils, and other agencies concerned with providing and maintaining public amenity.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEPSRC, Wellcome Trusten
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2010.03.006en
dc.subjectTranquillityen
dc.subjectSounden
dc.subjectVisionen
dc.subjectSensory interactionen
dc.subjectLoudnessen
dc.subjectReflection and relaxationen
dc.subjectRestorative environmentsen
dc.subjectTranquil environmentsen
dc.subjectREF 2014
dc.titleThe importance of auditory-visual interaction in the construction of tranquil spaces.en
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
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