A Study of a Neuro-Architectural Approach to Create Salutogenic Environments for Children Diagnosed with Autism

Sep 18, 2014

What are the environmental stimuli that produce optimal brain responses to improve the quality of life of children diagnosed with autism? How can stimuli be established to aid the design of learning environments for these children?

The research develops a framework for helping designers to create and maintain sustainable learning environments with improved outcomes for these children. Specifically, the neuroscience-informed salutogenic model emphasizes the interrelationship between health, stress and coping.

keywords: neuroscience, neuro-architecture, autism, environmental stimuli, cognitive functioning

Ayesha Ghazanfar (The University of Sheffield)
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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