Doctoral student at the Faculty of Social Sciences/Psychology, Tampere University
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Yasushi SUKO is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Social Sciences/Psychology, Tampere University, Finland. He studies the effects of nature experience on people, especially the restorative effect of repeatedly listening to natural sounds (e.g., birdsong, the sound of river flow, etc.). He is currently a member of the EnviWell Research Group, directed by Professor Kalevi Korpela.
Many studies have reported that natural sounds (e.g., birdsong) are more restorative than urban noise. These studies have used physiological and psychological indicators, such as the skin conductance level (SCL) and the Perceived Restorativeness Scale (PRS), to evaluate the restorative effect of natural sounds. However, the effect of faint backgrou...