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Environmental neuroscience is an emerging field devoted to the scientific study of brainmediated, bidirectional relationships between organisms and their social and physical environments. A key feature of environmental neuroscience is the rigorous quantification of environmental features that affect the brain and subsequent behavior.

This project takes an interdisciplinary approach to assess the complex relationship between subjective well-being, mental health, the urban environment and nature. By taking an ecosystem service perspective for mental health, we will examine which environmental features have positive effects on the brain and subsequent behavior.