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
Designing Happiness: Nature, Light, and Surprise Rebecca Habtour (University of Maryland, College Park), Madlen Simon AIA (University of Maryland, College Park) Sep 23, 2016
The Impact of Biomorphic Design on the Memorability of Interior Environments: A Preliminary Study Hasti Mirkia (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Mark S.C. Nelson (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Amir Assadi, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Sep 23, 2016
Atmosphere, Wellbeing and Health in Residential Architecture: Linkages to Neuroscience? Hanna Morichetto (Chalmers University of Technology), Helle Wijk, Ph.D., R.N. (The Sahlgrenska Academy of Gothenburg University), Ola Nylander, Ph.D. (Chalmers University of Technology) Sep 23, 2016
Investigating Stress Triggers and the Built Environment Parker Ruskamp (Kansas State University), Brent Chamberlain, PhD (Kansas State University), Bob Condia, AIA (Kansas State University) Sep 23, 2016
Architecture and Recovery: Understanding the Role of Domestic Residential Spaces in Assisting and Enhancing Stroke Recovery Michael Chapman (University of Newcastle, Australia), Michael Nilsson (University of Newcastle, Australia), Warren Reilly (University of Newcastle, Australia), Chris Tucker (University of Newcastle, Australia), Frederick Rohan Walker (University of Newcastle, Australia), Sue Anne Ware (University of Newcastle, Australia) Sep 23, 2016
Average Is Irrelevant: Work and Educational Space Design Needs to be Derived from Different Neurological Workings of the Brain Joanna-Maria Helinurm Sep 23, 2016
Urban Sound Planning and Design – An Emerging Transdisciplinary Field of Research and Practice Nina Hallgren (Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) Sep 18, 2014
The Sense of Presence: Utilizing Emotional Feedback Carlo Pasini (University of Waterloo), Michael Persinger (Laurentian University), Philip Beesley (University of Waterloo) Sep 18, 2014
Light-Dark Cycle in the Built Environment Satchidananda Panda, PhD (Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Frederick Marks, AIA (Salk Institute for Biological Studies) Sep 18, 2014
In Search of Beneficial Distractions: Exploring Restorative Environmental Distractions in Workplace Design Meredith Banasiak, M.Arch., Assoc. AIA (University of Colorado), Casey Lindberg, Ph.D., M.Arch. (HabLab), Brian Green M.S. Tech. Mgmt. (Work Environments), Marc G. Berman, Ph.D. (University of Chicago) Sep 18, 2014

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