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Quantifying the Impact of Scenic Environments on Health

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, November 2015
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20 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
twitter
293 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
googleplus
4 Google+ users

Citations

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Title
Quantifying the Impact of Scenic Environments on Health
Published in
Scientific Reports, November 2015
DOI 10.1038/srep16899
Pubmed ID
Authors

Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe, Tobias Preis, Helen Susannah Moat

Abstract

Few people would deny an intuitive sense of increased wellbeing when spending time in beautiful locations. Here, we ask: can we quantify the relationship between environmental aesthetics and human health? We draw on data from Scenic-Or-Not, a website that crowdsources ratings of "scenicness" for geotagged photographs across Great Britain, in combination with data on citizen-reported health from the Census for England and Wales. We find that inhabitants of more scenic environments report better health, across urban, suburban and rural areas, even when taking core socioeconomic indicators of deprivation into account, such as income, employment and access to services. Our results provide evidence in line with the striking hypothesis that the aesthetics of the environment may have quantifiable consequences for our wellbeing.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 2 1%
Sweden 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 182 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 16%
Researcher 28 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 5%
Student > Bachelor 10 5%
Other 32 17%
Unknown 40 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 29 15%
Social Sciences 27 14%
Psychology 13 7%
Engineering 10 5%
Arts and Humanities 9 5%
Other 46 24%
Unknown 55 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 391. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 October 2022.
All research outputs
#62,301
of 22,510,821 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#846
of 121,092 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,062
of 407,595 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#18
of 3,654 outputs
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