If you can't get outside, can someone bring the positive effects of nature to you?

Heather Auld


Hi!

My name is Heather, and I am a PhD student in the Biology Department at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada where I study how an individual's environment influences their behaviour. Most of my research is done in Trinidad, The West Indies, but I love to travel to all different kinds of ecosystems.

I also work on CurioCity as a Science Editor and to help bring you the most interesting stories and breakthroughs happening in science! I volunteer with Let's Talk Science as an outreach volunteer in Ottawa and rural Ontario. 

I love to observe and photograph the amazing animals and landscapes from around the world. 


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Avatar  heatherauld

I agree. It is such a neat idea, but I was a little surprised the graphics weren't more realistic. More realistic graphics with sounds and smells, it would be like you were right there!

Avatar  Ivana_Z

I definitely agree that this approach has a lot of potential - sometimes just by looking at photos of nature one can start feeling relaxed. However I do think they still have a long way to go to make the graphics much much better - maybe the technology just isn't there yet, but if they could use actual videos of real nature, beaches and scenery and try to interface it within this program I think it would be much more realistic and the health benefits would increase as well. Neat concept though!