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
Bridging Architecture & Psychology in the Learning Environment Eliana Weiner (Carnegie Mellon University) Sep 18, 2014
The Smart Building and Human Behavior German W. Aparicio, Assoc. AIA (Gehry Technologies), Brian Dougherty, FAIA, LEED BD+C (Dougherty +Dougherty Architects LLP), Lucas W. Reames, Assoc. AIA (Gehry Technologies) Sep 18, 2014
Acoustics in Architecture: Are We Thinking Too Simplistically? Carl P. Giegold, FAIA, LEED AP (Threshold Acoustics LLC) Sep 18, 2014
Empathic and Embodied Imagination: Intuiting Life and Experience in Architecture Juhani Pallasmaa (Juhani Pallasmaa Architects) Sep 18, 2014
The Locksmith of Fascination: Resistance and Cognitive Stimulation in Architectural Space Daniel C Whittet, LEED AP BD&C EBOM, Assoc. AIA (AHA Consulting Engineers) Sep 18, 2014
The Challenge of Adapting Neuroscience to the Needs of Architecture Michael A. Arbib, Ph.D. (University of Southern California) Sep 18, 2014
Visualizing the Invisible: Spatial Manipulations of the Olfactory Sense Avideh Haghighi (PJHM Architects), Anousheh Haghighi (University of California, Irvine) Sep 18, 2014
Designing Healthy Daylight into Buildings Caroline Paradise (IBI Group) Sep 18, 2014
An Architecture of Embodied Cognition: Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute Sarah Williams Goldhagen 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