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 www.anfarch.org.

Research Submitted

Titlesort descending Author Date
Enriched Environments Enhancing Psychiatric Care Facilities for Transitional Youth Lara Chow (Carleton University) Sep 23, 2016
Environmental Factors Related to Perceived Stress in Open Public Spaces Martin Knöll (Technische Universität Darmstadt) Sep 23, 2016
Experience of Space/Time in Tadao Ando and Carlo Scarpa’s Narrative Architecture: The Embodied-enactive View Andrea Jelic, Ph.D., Giovanni Vecchiato, Ph.D. (Sapienza University of Rome) Sep 23, 2016
Exploration of Neural Correlates of Restorative Environment Exposure through fMRI Joel Martínez-Soto, PhD (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) , L. Gonzales-Santos (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), E.H. Pasaye (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), F.A. Barrios (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Sep 20, 2012
Exploration of Neural Correlates of Restorative Environment Exposure through Functional Magnetic Resonance Joel Martínez-Sotoa, Leopoldo Gonzales-Santosa, Erick Pasayea & Fernando A. Barriosa Sep 01, 2012
Exploring Visual and Affective Qualities of Equivalent Colors under Architectural-scale, Full-field Exposure Conditions Ute C. Besenecker, Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Ted Krueger, Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Zachary Pearson (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Alicia Walf, Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), John D. Bullough, Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Sep 23, 2016
Eye Tracking Architecture: A Pilot Study of Buildings in Boston K. Rhett Nichols, Charline Lebrun (Institute for Human Centered Design & École de Design Nantes Atlantique), Ann Sussman, AIA, Willa Crolius (Institute for Human Centered Design), Gerhard van der Linde, AIA Sep 23, 2016
Facades of Building Significantly Modulate EEG Signals of Brain Cortical Lobes Parastou Naghibi Rad (Institute for Research in Fundamental Science (IPM), Tehran, Iran), Abbas Ali Shahroudi (University of Mazandaran), Hamed Shabani (Institute for Research in Fundamental Science (IPM), Tehran, Iran), Kourosh Maboudi (Institute for Research in Fundamental Science (IPM), Tehran, Iran), Reza Lasgari (Institute for Research in Fundamental Science (IPM), Tehran, Iran) Sep 23, 2016
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
fMRI Study of Architecturally-Induced Contemplative States Julio Bermudez, PhD, Assoc. AIA (The Catholic University of America), David Krizaj, PhD (University of Utah), David Lipschitz, PhD (University of Utah), Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD (University of Utah; VA Health Care System in Salt Lake City), Yoshio Nakamura, PhD (University of Utah) Sep 20, 2012

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