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
Posttraumatic Understanding: The Connections between Posttraumatic Stress and Environmental Design Matthew A. Finn, RA, NCARB, LEED AP (Perkins+Will) Sep 18, 2014
Past, Present & Future Memory Informed by Reverberation Characteristics of Worship & Performance Spaces Bruce A. Wheatcroft, D.Min. (The Abbey for the Arts, Inc.) Sep 20, 2012
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
Weak Architecture: How to Enhance Neural Efficiency Using Public Space Diogo Teixeira (University of Saint Joseph, Macao, China), Raquel Vasconcelos (University of Saint Joseph, Macao, China), Keith Fernandes (University of Saint Joseph, Macao, China), Irene Ong (University of Saint Joseph, Macao, China) Sep 20, 2012
The Time Course of Natural Scene Processing Revisited: A Critical Test of Affordance-based Classifications Louis G Tassinary, PhD, JD (Texas A&M University), Brent Furl (Texas A&M University), Tyler Miller (Texas A&M University), Ganesh Rao (Texas A&M University) Sep 20, 2012
Cultivating a Culture for Neuro-Architecture: Linking Cognitive Science to Architectural Experience in Design Education Meredith Banasiak (University of Colorado, Boulder) Sep 20, 2012
Lessons from Neuroscience: Building Blocks for Charting New Frontiers Upali Nanda, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, PhD (REDCenter), Debajyoti Pati, PhD, FIIA, LEED AP (Center for Advanced Design Research & Evaluation (CADRE)) Sep 20, 2012
Designing Enriched Environments: Using Kinetic Design as the Impetus for Activity-Based Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis Matthew Dooley, Ryan Dooley Sep 20, 2012
Designing with Dance: The Link between Architecture and Dance Ashley Biren Sep 20, 2012
Loose Neural Nets in Architecture Anders Nereim (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Sep 20, 2012

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