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Pihel, Johan, 2010. Human Preference and Fractal Dimension : an investigation in the possible connection between fractal dimension and preference in human judgment of swedish pastoral landscapes. First cycle, G2E. Alnarp: SLU, Landscape Architecture (until 121231)



The objective of this study is to assess any connections between the fractal dimension of edges in images of pastoral landscapes in Sweden and preference rating of the images and preference ratings for the edge images respectively.
23 participants volunteered for the trial. The mean age was 29,95 years, six of the subjects where women. The study consited of analysis of fractal dimension in images of pastoral landscapes from an earlier study and an experiment with human participants. The subjects estimated their preference for manipulated images, edge images, of pastoral landscapes. Their results where compared to results from the earlier study on non manipulated images.
The result show that significant connection exists and in a way that correlates well with earlier studies. The edge images did not have significant correlation. Results for the edge images: (rs = 0.015, p<0.0001), and the original images: (rs = -0.853, p<0.0001).
Furthermore the study discuss the concept “preference” and however that concept needs to be more defined if it is to be useful.

Main title:Human Preference and Fractal Dimension
Subtitle:an investigation in the possible connection between fractal dimension and preference in human judgment of swedish pastoral landscapes
Authors:Pihel, Johan
Supervisor:Ode, Åsa
Examiner:Hägerhäll, Caroline
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:LY002 Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp 300 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231)
Keywords:Landscape preference, fractal dimension, cognitive science, environmental psychology, perception
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Landscape architecture
Deposited On:24 May 2011 06:45
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:17

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