Vendome Hospital in Vendome, France, recently incorporated a series of award-winning Luminous SkyCeilings into one of their interior office spaces where six virtual skylights create a very realistic, biophilic illusion of open skies.
Sky Factory’s Open Skies Image Technology not only provides the principal benefit of representational images, that is, their positive psychological effect on the observer, but unlike symbolic images, illusions of nature uniquely engage areas of the brain involved in spatial cognition.
According to published research, Sky Factory’s open sky photographic compositions engage the cerebellum, often involved in depth perception, triggering a more sophisticated phenomenon that helps deepen biophilic engagement.
Unlike most nature photography that elicit positive distraction, biophilic illusions utilize another mechanism to achieve their healing effect.
Rather than stimulate the observer, biophilic illusions reduce mental activity by creating a vivid connection to a simulated natural environment that facilitates cognitive restoration and psycho-physiological relief.
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