Lessons from Neuroscience: Building Blocks for Charting New Frontiers

Sep 20, 2012

The authors will share findings from a literature review on fMRI studies that link specific image properties to brain behavior during the experience of fear, anxiety or pain. The key role of the amygdale in emotional processing and what this means to the design field will be discussed. Authors will then extract these insights from two‐dimensional images to the larger three‐dimensional context and discuss what the relevance of such investigations would be to the field of architecture ‐ especially fields that deal with vulnerable populations such as healthcare and justice. The authors will pose a series of hypotheses for both architecture and neuroscience, to spark a dialogue between experts in the two fields and chart new territories for the interface between the brain and the environment.

Upali Nanda, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, PhD (REDCenter)
Debajyoti Pati, PhD, FIIA, LEED AP (Center for Advanced Design Research & Evaluation (CADRE))
Presented at: 
2012 ANFA Conference (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

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