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Scientific article about the suitability of the mental arithmetic task

Dr. Michael Burnard, Jure Žitnik and Dean Lipovac, InnoRenew  CoE researchers, recently published a scientific article, “A pilot study examining the suitability of the mental arithmetic task and single-item measures of affective states to assess affective, physiological, and attention restoration at a wooden desk”, in the Journal of Wood Science.

The researchers’ primary objectives were 1) “to test whether the Mental Arithmetic Task can reliably induce stress and measure cognitive performance and whether two single-item measures of pleasure and arousal can detect changes in affective states in restoration research” and 2) “to examine whether stress recovery and cognitive performance differ between indoor settings furnished with or without wood.”