【PTE干货】PTE 高频summarize spoken test精析 （十五：Virtual view）
Updated: Jul 6, 2019
Virtual view vs Real view
Technological nature – you may have heard this term. It’s a term used to describe a picture of a natural scene that’s been produced using computer graphics so that basically, it isn’t a real view. Say of a garden or field, it’s a virtual one. It’s a picture that looks like a real scene. Now looking at scenes of nature is known to have an effect on people’s health and well-being. So for someone who’s ill, for a patient in a hospital, does a virtual view of a garden have the same impact as a real one? Does it have the same beneficial effects when you look at it? Because that would be good. Well, if you test this out, if you put a group of people in a room with a real view and another group of people in a room with a virtual view, an unreal view, you can see what happens when they get stressed. If you give both groups a task that is slightly stressful and increases their heart rate and um, what you will find is that the people who have the real garden scene outside their window to look at, their heart rate goes back to normal more quickly than those of the people in the other group who only have a virtual view to look at. So yes, there is a difference, people’s recovery from stress is faster in the room with the real view.
Technological nature 虚拟自然
Virtual one 虚拟的
Have an effect on people’s health and well-being
Beneficial effects 有益的影响
Slightly stressful 压力稍大
Recovery from stress 从压力中恢复过来
This lecture introduces the differences between real scene and virtual scene.
The speakers mentioned the concept of technological nature, which means an unreal view or a natural scene produced using a computer. We know that the natural scenes are known to have effects on people’s health or wellbeing. The research conducted showed that under stressful situations, looking at real scene stables the subjects’ heart rate more quickly than looking at virtual scenes.
Therefore, there are differences between those two.
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