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@article{Fadda2023ElementsOB, title={Elements of Biophilic Design Increase Visual Attention in Preschoolers}, author={Roberta Fadda and Sara Congiu and Herbert Roeyers and Tricia Skoler}, journal={Buildings}, year={2023}, url={}}
  • R. Fadda, S. Congiu, Tricia Skoler
  • Published in Buildings 27 April 2023
  • Psychology

Biophilic design increases attention among adults, but little is known about the influence of biophilic design on attention in childhood. We assessed visual attention in 4–5-year-old children as a function of high and low degrees of biophilic design. In the high-biophilic-design condition, the children saw four plants, which were placed on their desks. In the low-biophilic-design condition, the children saw no plants on their desks. The children viewed a series of abstract images on a computer…

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