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 ascending
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
Investigating the Effects of Sensory Cues on Sustainable Decision-Making and Pro-Environmental Purchases Sina Esteky (University of Michigan) 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
Electroencephalographic Signatures of Interior Design Appreciation in a CAVE System: A Pilot Study Giovani Vecchiato (Sapienza University), Gaetano Tieri (Sapienza University), Anton Giulio Maglione (Sapienza University), Fabio Babiloni (Sapienza University) 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
2013 Hay Award Team Presentation: Vision Science for Dynamic Architecture Sergei Gepshtein, Ph.D. (Salk Institute), Alex McDowell (University of Southern California), Greg Lynn (University of California at Los Angeles) Sep 18, 2014
Blue Sounds, Black Smells Upali Nanda, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, EDAC (HKS INC.; Center for Advanced Design Research and Evaluation), Ana Pinto-Alexander, RID, IIDA, EDAC (HKS INC.; Center for Advanced Design Research and Evaluation), Carina Clark, EDAC, LEED AP BD (HKS INC.; Center for Advanced Design Research and Evaluation) Sep 18, 2014
The Experience of Rhythm in Architecture, Music and Dance from Practice to Performance to Perception Cynthia Vranas, AIA, ASID (Olsen|Vranas Architecture Design and Build) Sep 18, 2014