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
ASI – Architecture for Sensory Integration; Architectural Intervention in Occupational Therapy Fallon Lebedowicz (CO Architects), Gina Chang, AIA, EDAC (CO Architects) Sep 23, 2016
The Tool Sculpting the Designer; Cognitive Influence of Digital Tools in Shaping Contemporary Architectural Practice Sangeeth S. Pillai (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India), Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany) Sep 23, 2016
Overview of Scientific Aspects of Spatial Cognition: Significance in Architectural Design Dishita Turakhia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Sep 23, 2016
Curiosity as a Design Tool Moshe Bar, Ph.D. (Bar-Ilan University), Itai Palti (The Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health (UD/MH)) Sep 23, 2016
Empathic Response in Office Space: The Notion of Embodied Simulation in Corporate Interiors Alessandro Gattara, Ph.D. (University of Parma, Italy), Vittorio Gallese, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Parma; University of London) Sep 23, 2016
Age-related Cognitive Decline and Enriched Environments; Examining Real-time Psycho-spatial Dynamics Using Virtual Reality Laura Healey Malinin, Ph.D., AIA, EDAC (Colorado State University), Agnieszka (Aga) Burzynska, Ph.D. (Colorado State University) Sep 23, 2016
Towards Quantifying the Impact of the Built Environment on Human Experience: Elements of Experimental Design Ahmed Radwan (New York University), Semiha Ergan (New York University) Sep 23, 2016
The Scope of “Empathy” in Architecture from the Design Process to the User’s Experience and Back Anne Tüscher, Ph.D. (École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, France) Sep 23, 2016
Exploring Visual and Affective Qualities of Equivalent Colors under Architectural-scale, Full-field Exposure Conditions Ute C. Besenecker, Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Ted Krueger, Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Zachary Pearson (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Alicia Walf, Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), John D. Bullough, Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Sep 23, 2016
Geometry of Visual Experience in Large Spaces Sergei Gepshtein, Ph.D. (Salk Institute for Biological Studies) Sep 23, 2016

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