An Architecture of Embodied Cognition: Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute

Sep 18, 2014

How might findings from cognitive neuroscience be useful to professionals charged with the task of designing buildings for individuals and social groups?

Discussing the plaza of the Salk Institute, this presentation explores how the Salk Institute’s architect, Louis Kahn, orchestrates an emotionally powerful experience that communicates the essence of the Institute’s mission.

Sarah Williams Goldhagen
Presented at: 
2014 ANFA Conference (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

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