Using Neuroscience and Experiential Anatomy in Architectural Design: Recent Findings Regarding Organic and Rational Drawing

Sep 23, 2016

This research demonstrates that architects and other designers can use experiential understanding of the brain deliberately to influence the characteristics of their drawings and design products. This replication study compares and contrasts sets of drawings of buildings and urban squares produced by 30 subjects in two trials.

Galen Cranz, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley)
Emily Rosen (University of California, Berkeley)
Chelsea Rushton (University of Calgary)
Presented at: 
2016 ANFA Conference (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

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