What are Fractal Patterns and How Can They Calm You
Fractal patterns are all around you in everyday things. Chances are you're drawn to these patterns but don't know why. Fractals are repeating patterns that recur on smaller and smaller scales. They are found in nature (shells, flowers, the rings of an onion), architecture, and art.
Research shows that looking at these patterns has a calming effect. The effect can be quite profound and immediate.
“Viewing mid-range Fractals reduces your physiological response to stress by up to 60%.”
— R.P.Taylor, Professor of Physics, Psychology and Art, University of Oregon
Examples of Fractals in Nature Images
Fractals Can Even be Found in Food
Examples of Fractals in Architecture Images
Sometimes Perspective Creates the Calming Fractal Pattern
Labyrinths are Fractals
Fractal Patterns Are Used in Hypnotic Calming Art
Notice fractals around you in nature, food, architecture, art . . . . If you find them calming, purposefully bring them into your life using pictures, plants, or design in your home, workplace, and yard.
- Ann Silvers