Age-related Cognitive Decline and Enriched Environments; Examining Real-time Psycho-spatial Dynamics Using Virtual Reality

Sep 23, 2016

This interdisciplinary research examines relationships between spatial designs and cognitive and brain health in aging. The researchers consider how environments for aging may be enriched to promote user physical and cognitive activity through novelty, challenge, and engagement. Using virtual reality (VR) as the testing environment, this study examines impacts of three environmental conditions (low-sensory, high-sensory, and interactive-stimulating) on arousal, activity, and memory.

Laura Healey Malinin, Ph.D., AIA, EDAC (Colorado State University)
Agnieszka (Aga) Burzynska, Ph.D. (Colorado State University)
Presented at: 
2016 ANFA Conference (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

Community Reviews

No votes yet