Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA)

The mission of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture is to promote and advance knowledge that links neuroscience research to a growing understanding of human responses to the built environment.

The Academy benefits from the expanding body of research that has evolved within the neuroscience community in the last two decades, and the promise of even more in the coming century. Some observers have characterized what is happening in neuroscience as the most exciting frontier of human knowledge since the Renaissance. All humanity stands to benefit from this research in countless ways still to be determined. The profession of architecture has become a partner in developing the application of this knowledge base in order to increase its ability to be of service to society. For more information, visit

Research Submitted

Title Author Datesort descending
The Psychology of Architectural and Urban Design: Sensor-Based Field Methods Based on Guided Walks Colin G. Ellard, Ph.D. (University of Waterloo), Vedran Dzebic (University of Waterloo) Sep 18, 2014
Mesopic Vision in Architecture: Exploring Connections between Visual Comfort and Heightened Awareness Ben McDonald (Montalba Architects, Inc.) Sep 18, 2014
Virtual Environments to Assess Facility Design for the Cognitively Impaired Cory Stevenson (University of California, San Diego), Scott Runyon (University of California, San Diego), Jurgen Schulze, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego), Gert Cauwenberghs, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego), Michael Rafii, MD, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego), Eduardo Macagno, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego) Sep 18, 2014
Investigating the Effects of Sensory Cues on Sustainable Decision-Making and Pro-Environmental Purchases Sina Esteky (University of Michigan) Sep 18, 2014
Smell and the Architectural Experience Bijal K. Mehta, MD, MPH, MA (University of California, Los Angeles) Sep 18, 2014
Emotion in the City: The Power of the Weak in the Construction of Place Diogo Teixeira (University of Saint Joseph, Macau, China) Sep 18, 2014
ANFA 2014 Conference: Presenter Abstracts Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) Sep 18, 2014
The Inter-Related Relationship between Thermal Comfort, Indoor Air Quality and Students’ Cognitive Performance Riham Ahmed (University College London) Sep 18, 2014
Posttraumatic Understanding: The Connections between Posttraumatic Stress and Environmental Design Matthew A. Finn, RA, NCARB, LEED AP (Perkins+Will) Sep 18, 2014
Familiar Environments Enhance Object and Spatial Memory in Both Younger and Older Adults Niamh Merriman (Trinity College Dublin), Jan Ondrei (Trinity College Dublin), Eugenie Roudaia (Trinity College Dublin), Carol O’Sullivan (Trinity College Dublin), Fiona N. Newell (Trinity College Dublin) Sep 18, 2014