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Use of Electroencephalography (EEG) for the Analysis of Emotional Perception and Fear to Nightscapes

Version 1 : Received: 23 September 2018 / Approved: 24 September 2018 / Online: 24 September 2018 (14:39:10 CEST)

How to cite: Kim, M.; Cheon, S.; Kang, Y. Use of Electroencephalography (EEG) for the Analysis of Emotional Perception and Fear to Nightscapes. Preprints 2018, 2018090461 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201809.0461.v1). Kim, M.; Cheon, S.; Kang, Y. Use of Electroencephalography (EEG) for the Analysis of Emotional Perception and Fear to Nightscapes. Preprints 2018, 2018090461 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201809.0461.v1).

Abstract

As the necessity for safety and aesthetic of nightscape have arisen, the importance of nightscapes (i.e., nighttime landscape) planning has garnered the attention of mainstream consciousness. Therefore, this study is to suggest the guideline for nightscape planning using electroencephalography (EEG) technology and survey for recognizing the characteristics of a nightscape. Furthermore, we verified the EEG method as a tool for landscape evaluation. This study analyzed the change of relative alpha power and relative beta power and self-reporting of participants in order to investigate the correlation between EEG and fear according to twelve nightscape settings. Our findings indicated the corresponding measures of fear vary accordance with whether there was people or not, and the environmental settings (Built Nightscape Images; BNI vs Natural Nightscape Images; NNI). Based on our physiological EEG experiment, we provided a new analytic view of the nightscape. The approach we utilized enables a deeper understanding of emotional perception and fear among human subjects by identifying the physical environment which impacts how they experience nightscapes.

Subject Areas

EEG, Psychophysiological responses, Landscape Evaluation, Nightscapes, Sustainable Landscape Design, Fear, Night Pollution

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