So to find out more, the University of Exeter, in collaboration with the BBC, has created a “unique experiment” to help understand the emotions people feel when they watch scenes of nature online or on television.
When people click on the link they will be asked to watch a three-minute video of, what Smalley says, is a “virtual nature experience”. But what people hear will be different and chosen at random. “Some people might encounter something which focuses on the visual experience, others might encounter something which focuses more on sound,” explains Smalley. Participants will then be asked to provide information about the emotions they experience when they watch the video.
Among those who have contributed to the project are the award-winning film composer Nainita Desai, and the sound recordist Chris Watson, who has worked with Sir David Attenborough for 30 years.https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-55746288