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Reduction of Physiological Stress Using Fractal Art and Architecture

Taylor, R. P.

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    <date dateType="Issued">2006-06-01</date>
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    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsIdenticalTo">10.1162/leon.2006.39.3.245</relatedIdentifier>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">The author reviews visual perception studies showing that fractal patterns possess an aesthetic quality based on their visual complexity. Specifically, people display an aesthetic preference for patterns with mid-range fractal dimensions, irrespective of the method used to generate them. The author builds upon these studies by presenting preliminary research indicating that mid-range fractals also affect the observer's physiological condition. The potential for incorporating these fractals into art and architecture as a novel approach to reducing stress is also discussed.</description>
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