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Inside Dan’s Experience.
Connecting with Nature

Dan has now walked across all of the UK's 69 cities and 15 national parks. During his 1,686km journey his Emotiv headset made over 5 million recordings of his emotions, each of which have been mapped to different parts of the UK.

Over the next few weeks we will be crunching all the data and will have results to share soon. In the meantime, please explore the four overviews on London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and the Lake District which reveal how Dan's Focus, Excitement, Stress, and more were affected by his environment, giving us insight into the impact nature may have on urban life.


See how Dan's emotions in cities compare with his emotions in National Parks.

  • Stress
  • Interest
  • Focus
  • Excitement
  • Relaxation

Most Exciting City for Dan:


“Bravo @AberdeenCC on the fabulous #OldDeesideLine ! What a beautiful, functional & successful space. #wildcities !”

Dan via Twitter

Dan’s Average Emotions

UK City Average
National Park Average
Number of steps
Dan walked.

The Methodology

Throughout Daniel’s journey through London, he tracks his emotional states by location using wireless and portable electroencephalography (EEG) devices from Emotiv. The Emotiv EPOC (14 sensor system) and Emotiv Insight (5 sensor system) measures the electrical activity of the brain from sensors located across key areas of the scalp to provide whole-brain sensing. The EPOC and Insight measures and monitors the activity from different parts of Daniel’s brain which is sent to the Emotiv Insight App on his mobile phone. The Insight App sync’s the data to the cloud and reports are provided in seconds indicating what was going on in Daniel’s mind as he walked through various environments. Second by second, the Insight software provides metrics on how stressed, relaxed, excited, focused, interested and engaged Daniel was during his walks. Each emotion is associated with different patterns of electrical activity that we can measure with EEG. With this data, we could learn how different environments affected Daniel’s mental state.