Can we really feel the benefits of nature through a screen?

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.

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Charles Ghose graduated the University Of Greenwich London with a BA in Communications and Media. His university life was very enriched by his very active participation in various University societies. Charles ran the gamut of campus student communities; he was involved with the Politics and Debate Societies, Students Union, and University Of Greenwich Choir, and chamber choir. Charles Ghose acts as an independent contractor working in the very lucrative Freelance Translator Field. He has been hired by various International Humanitarian NGO's, private corporations, and The Overseas Fellowship Mission. Charles has also lead workshops for employers on the theme of mindfulness training courses for the improvement of employee’s health and well-being. Charles is a strong believer that a happy work force adds to higher productivity and loyalty to a company by employees.

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