Differences in the perception of urban space via mental maps and Heart Rate Variation (HRV)
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The main objective of this research was to compare the perceptions that people have of urban space via two different types of approach. We contrasted results obtained using a subjective approach: mental maps, with a more objective one: measuring Heart Rate Variation (HRV). The results showed important differences between how citizens perceive and represent urban space through mental maps and the fluctuations in their Root Mean Square of Successive Differences (RMSSD), monitored using an objective measuring device (HRV). Comparing the results enabled us to reach beyond traditional descriptions and to identify new perceptions based on the emotions transmitted by different spaces in the city.
Is part ofApplied Geography, 2019, vol. 112, november, p. 1-10
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