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  • Watching 3-D videos of trees helps people recover from stress, researchers say

    Viewing 3-D videos of tree-lined residential streets significantly aids in people's recovery from stressful events, according to research by lecturer Bin Jiang (right) and professor William C. Sullivan, both in the department of landscape architecture. (Not pictured) Linda Larsen, an instructor of English, and landscape architecture graduate student Dongying Li were co-authors on a paper about the study.

    Viewing 3-D videos of tree-lined residential streets significantly aids in people's recovery from stressful events, according to research by lecturer Bin Jiang (right) and professor William C. Sullivan, both in the department of landscape architecture. (Not pictured) Linda Larsen, an instructor of English, and landscape architecture graduate student Dongying Li were co-authors on a paper about the study.

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  • To reach Bin Jiang call 217-721-5415; email jiang25@illinois.edu
    To contact William C. Sullivan, email wcsulliv@illinois.edu The paper, “A Dose-Response Curve Describing the Relationship Between Urban Tree Cover Density and Self-Reported Stress Recovery,” published in Environment and Behavior, is available online. The paper, “A Dose of Nature: Tree Cover, Stress Reduction and Gender Differences,” will appear in the January 2015 issue of Landscape and Urban Planning and is available online.