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
The Influence of Human Distractors with Different Desk Position Configurations in a Sharing Office on the Performance of Tasks Young-Ah Rho (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST); Mindbrick Lab, Seoul), Wooree Shin (Mindbrick Lab, Seoul, South Korea), Jaehyung Kwon (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea), Seoyoung Lee (Mindbrick Lab, Seoul, South Korea), Sunghaeng Cho (Mindbrick Lab, Seoul, South Korea), Hyungjun Kim (Mindbrick Lab, Seoul, South Korea), Jaeseung Jeong (Mindbrick Lab, Seoul; Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) Sep 23, 2016
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
The Influence of Visual Perception on Responses towards Real-World Environments and Application towards Design Vedran Dzebica, Justin S. Perdueb & Colin G. Ellarda Sep 14, 2012
The Inter-Related Relationship between Thermal Comfort, Indoor Air Quality and Students’ Cognitive Performance Riham Ahmed (University College London) Sep 18, 2014
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 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 Making of a Place – the Courtyard Ilaria Mazzoleni (IM Studio Milano/Los Angeles), Richard Molina (IM Studio Milano/Los Angeles) Sep 23, 2016
The Neuroscience of Extraordinary Places: Examining Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China Eve A. Edelstein (Calit2, University of California San Diego; Innovative Design Science; NewSchool o, Mike Torrey (Mike Torrey Photography) Sep 20, 2012
The Perception of Symmetry in Architecture: An Eye Movement Study Sharareh Ghanbari Azarneir (Iran University of Science and Technology), Seyed-Abbas Agha Yazdanfar (Iran University of Science and Technology), Seyed-Bagher Hosseini (Iran University of Science and Technology), Mohammad Reza Daliri (Iran University of Science and Technology) Sep 23, 2016
The Psychology of Architectural and Urban Design: Sensor-Based Field Methods Based on Guided Walks Colin G. Ellard, Ph.D. (University of Waterloo), Vedran Dzebic (University of Waterloo) Sep 18, 2014