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Fractal Art and Architecture Reduce Physiological Stress

  title={Fractal Art and Architecture Reduce Physiological Stress},
  author={Nikos A. Salingaros},
Human beings are apparently tuned to prefer an environment that has the self-similar properties of a fractal. Furthermore, as different types of fractals are characterized by what is known as their “fractal dimension” D , we respond best to “mid-range” fractals where D is between 1.3 and 1.5. In such fractal environments, our body automatically dampens its response to stress induced by intensive tasks and reaction to external forces. This implies that particular fractal environments are healing… 

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