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

Title Author Datesort ascending
The Sense of Presence: Utilizing Emotional Feedback Carlo Pasini (University of Waterloo), Michael Persinger (Laurentian University), Philip Beesley (University of Waterloo) Sep 18, 2014
Light-Dark Cycle in the Built Environment Satchidananda Panda, PhD (Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Frederick Marks, AIA (Salk Institute for Biological Studies) Sep 18, 2014
In Search of Beneficial Distractions: Exploring Restorative Environmental Distractions in Workplace Design Meredith Banasiak, M.Arch., Assoc. AIA (University of Colorado), Casey Lindberg, Ph.D., M.Arch. (HabLab), Brian Green M.S. Tech. Mgmt. (Work Environments), Marc G. Berman, Ph.D. (University of Chicago) Sep 18, 2014
Will ‘Good’ Architecture Make Us More Creative? Examining the Role of Place in Creative Cognition Laura Healey Malinin, PhD, AIA (Colorado State University) Sep 18, 2014
How Do You Feel Architecture? Heartbeats Induce Affinities with Virtual Interiors Isabella Pasqualini (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)), Olaf Blanke (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL); University Hospital of Geneva) Sep 18, 2014
fMRI Study of Architecturally-Induced Contemplative States Julio Bermudez, Ph.D. (The Catholic University of America), David Krizaj, Ph.D. (University of Utah), David Lipschitz, Ph.D. (University of Utah), Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Ph.D. (University of Utah), Yoshino Nakamura, Ph.D. (University of Utah) 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
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
Spatial Manifestations of the Human Psyche Ashley Brooke Biren (Ryerson University) Sep 18, 2014
Beneficial Effects of Design Applications Using Environmental Illusions Anna Kelesidi (Technical Univesrity of Crete), Marianthi Liapi (Technical University of Crete), Konstantinos-Alketas Oungrinis, Ph.D. (Technical University of Crete) Sep 18, 2014

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