DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.5.1296

Electroencephalogram Experiment Based Analysis of Aesthetic Fatigue on Chinese Traditional Garden

Zhe Li, YuNing Cheng, Rong Xiao


Traditional Chinese garden is the most significant landscape and tourism resources with high historical value and aesthetic meaning. The sustainable development of tourism resources has homogenized more and more traditional garden resorts where many tourists are attracted to visit at a higher frequency. As a result, it is inevitable for some tourists to generate aesthetic fatigue for these landscapes. This paper launches three rounds of indoor and outdoor tests separately on the four Chinese traditional garden such as Humble Administrator's Garden, the Lingering Garden, the Surging Wave Pavilion and the Lion Grove Garden with electroencephalogram (EEG) technology in attempt to analyze subjective scores of subjects and EEG data. The results reveal some phenomena as landscape playbacks and visits increase: the mean value of EEG attentions declines gradually; the attractiveness of garden photographs to subjects gradually weakens; the novelty, scene abundance, color sensitivity and overall harmonization of four gardens are rated badly, all of which significantly show a phenomenon of aesthetic fatigue. When analyzing the factors affecting the visitors' aesthetic fatigue, we found that the mean value of EEG attentions has a significantly positive correlation with landscape novelty, scene abundance, color sensitivity and overall harmonization when sig <0.05.


Chinese Traditional Garden, EEG Test Technology, Aesthetic Fatigue, EEG Data

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