Bridging Architecture & Psychology in the Learning Environment

Sep 18, 2014

This project examined the impact of spatial and other environmental features on emotion and cognition. There were two components to the project: an installation on the Carnegie Mellon University campus and a survey of 36 students. The goal for the installation was to create a momentary experience that instilled an awareness of one’s self in the space, both physically and mentally. The survey focused on the role of communal spaces and lounges in the learning experience: how the aesthetics of the space have the potential to increase relaxation and productivity and minimize stress and anxiety.

Eliana Weiner (Carnegie Mellon University)
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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