Electroencephalographic Signatures of Interior Design Appreciation in a CAVE System: A Pilot Study

Sep 18, 2014

The aim of this study is to provide evidence of how it is possible to correlate neurophysiological parameters with the appreciation of interior designs. The researchers performed electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings within an immersive virtual reality CAVE system during the perception of three kinds of interior designs. Results highlighted that EEG alpha rhythms are correlated with judgments of familiarity and novelty, showing asymmetrical activations of the prefrontal cerebral areas as signs of motivational factors. Preliminary findings may be further investigated to be used as tools for designing architectural environments.

Giovani Vecchiato (Sapienza University)
Gaetano Tieri (Sapienza University)
Anton Giulio Maglione (Sapienza University)
Fabio Babiloni (Sapienza 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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