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 ascending Author Date
Archeology of Experience Anna-Maija Tuunanen (Tampere University of Technology) Sep 20, 2012
Approach to a Scientific Design Method for Programmable Schools towards ‘NeuroArchitecture’ José Wagner Garcia, Architect, Ph.D. (Noosfera Projetos Especiais Ltda., São Paulo, Brazil), Matías Nieto Tolosa (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), Aristides Pavani Filho (CTI Renato Archer & CTI Nordeste, Brazil) Sep 23, 2016
Applying Neuroscience Research to Boost Creativity Sally Augustin (Design With Science) Sep 20, 2018
Applied Neuroscience for Architects (an architect’s primer) Bob Condia, AIA (Kansas State University) Sep 23, 2016
Applicable Biophilic Principles on Hospitals Retrofitting - The Case Study of Turkish Public Hospitals Behnaz Akrami (Istanbul Technical University (ITU)), Saeid Habibi (Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)) Sep 20, 2018
ANFA NYC: A Model for Collaborative Neuroarchitecture Luke Petrocelli Sep 23, 2016
ANFA 2016 Conference: Presenter Abstracts Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) Sep 23, 2016
ANFA 2014 Conference: Presenter Abstracts Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) Sep 18, 2014
Analyses of Mental Spatial Transformations during Early Design Conception Daniel Michler (University of Bremen, Germany), Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany), Holger Schultheis (University of Bremen, Germany) Sep 20, 2012
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