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
Designing with Dance: The Link between Architecture and Dance Ashley Biren Sep 20, 2012
Loose Neural Nets in Architecture Anders Nereim (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Sep 20, 2012
Neural Mechanisms of Place Attachment Miriam Hoffman (University of Colorado, Denver) Sep 20, 2012
Analyses of Mental Spatial Transformations during Early Design Conception Daniel Michler (University of Bremen, Germany), Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany), Holger Schultheis (University of Bremen, Germany) Sep 20, 2012
The Interaction of Space with the Human Nervous System and Its Impact on Human Psychology Despoina Linaraki (Technical University of Crete), Georgia Voradaki (Technical University of Crete) Sep 20, 2012
The Impact of Blue and Red Lights on Objective and Subjective Alertness in the Afternoon Mariana G. Figueiro (Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Mark S. Rea (Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Levent Sahin (Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Sep 20, 2012
Individual Differences as Moderators for Workspace Design and Well-Being Casey M. Lindberg (University of Colorado), Meredith Banasiak (University of Colorado) Sep 20, 2012
Effects of a Simulated Nature View on Cognitive and Psycho‐physiological Responses of Correctional Officers Jay Farbstein, PhD, FAIA (Jay Farbstein and Associates, Inc.), Melissa Farling, AIA, LEED AP (Jones Studio Inc.) Sep 20, 2012
Patterns in Architecture, Cognition, Systems, and Software: Representing and Analyzing Cognition During the Design Process Joe Manganelli (Clemson University), Keith Green, PhD (Clemson University), Johnell Brooks, PhD (Clemson University), , Gregory Mocko, PhD (Clemson University), Ian Walker, PhD (Clemson University), Stan Healy, MBA (Greenville Hospital System), Kevin Kopera, MD (Greenville Hospital System), Anthony Threatt (Clemson University), Jessica Merino (Clemson University), Paul Yanik (Clemson University) Sep 20, 2012
The Influence of Visual Perception on Responses Towards a Real-world Environment and Application Towards Design Vedran Dzebic (University of Waterloo, Ontario), Justin S. Perdue (Stantec Architecture Ltd.), Colin Ellard (University of Waterloo, Ontario) Sep 20, 2012