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

Titlesort descending Author Date
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
A Five-Factor Model of Human Emotional Experience of the Physical World: Insights from Environmental Psychology Sally Augustin, PhD (Design with Science) Sep 18, 2014
A Preference Study among Four Interior Architectural Geometries in a Semi-Immersive Virtual Environment Hannah Hobbs, M.Arch (NewSchool of Architecture + Design) Sep 18, 2014
A Study of a Neuro-Architectural Approach to Create Salutogenic Environments for Children Diagnosed with Autism Ayesha Ghazanfar (The University of Sheffield) Sep 18, 2014
Acoustics in Architecture: Are We Thinking Too Simplistically? Carl P. Giegold, FAIA, LEED AP (Threshold Acoustics LLC) Sep 18, 2014
Affect(ive)(ed) Design Aaron Tarnowski Sep 23, 2016
Age-related Cognitive Decline and Enriched Environments; Examining Real-time Psycho-spatial Dynamics Using Virtual Reality Laura Healey Malinin, Ph.D., AIA, EDAC (Colorado State University), Agnieszka (Aga) Burzynska, Ph.D. (Colorado State University) Sep 23, 2016
Allotopes: Place, Moment & Thought (Explorations in Neuro-Architectures) F. Myles Sciotto (University of Southern California; University of California, Santa Barbara) Sep 18, 2014
An Architecture of Embodied Cognition: Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute Sarah Williams Goldhagen Sep 18, 2014
An fMRI-Based Exploration of Neural Correlates of the ‘Formal’ Environmental Attributes of Healthcare Settings Debajyoti Pati, PhD, FIIA, IDEC, LEED AP (Texas Tech University), Michael O’Boyle (Texas Tech University), Upali Nanda (HKS Architects), Jiancheng Hou (Texas Tech University), Hessam Ghamari (Texas Tech University), Robyn Bajema (American Art Resource) Sep 18, 2014