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

Titlesort descending Author Date
fMRI Study of Architecturally-Induced Contemplative States Julio Bermudez, Ph.D. (The Catholic University of America), David Krizaj, Ph.D. (University of Utah), David Lipschitz, Ph.D. (University of Utah), Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Ph.D. (University of Utah), Yoshino Nakamura, Ph.D. (University of Utah) Sep 18, 2014
From Principles to Locality: Bridging the Gap from Neuroscience to Architecture Pedro Borges de Araújo (University of Porto) Sep 23, 2016
Geometry of Visual Experience in Large Spaces Sergei Gepshtein, Ph.D. (Salk Institute for Biological Studies) Sep 23, 2016
Home to School Path - Wayfinding by Children Ages from 8 to 10 Dajana Rokvic (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) Sep 23, 2016
Hotel of Memory: Interpreting Neuroscience to Design in a Memorable Guest Experience Alvaro Alvarez (Cornell University) Sep 23, 2016
How Do You Feel Architecture? Heartbeats Induce Affinities with Virtual Interiors Isabella Pasqualini (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)), Olaf Blanke (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL); University Hospital of Geneva) Sep 18, 2014
How Educational Environments Impact Learning John Dale, FAIA (Harley Ellis Devereaux) , Claire Gallagher, Ph.D. (Georgian Court University), Margaret Tarampi, Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Barbara), David Zandvliet, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University) Sep 23, 2016
HXS: A Journey of an Architecture Firm to Create a Human Experience Lab in the Hub of Architectural Practice HXS: A Journey of an Architecture Firm to Create a Human Experience Lab in the Hub of Architectural , Upali Nanda, Ph.D. (HKS; Center for Advanced Design Research and Evaluation), Jon Bailey (HKS Line (Laboratory for Intensive Exploration)), Jennifer Kolstad (HKS), Heath May (HKS Line (Laboratory for Intensive Exploration)) Sep 23, 2016
Idea Sketches as Traces of Cognitive Styles: The Case of Alvar Aalto Mark Alan Hewitt, FAIA (Rutgers University) Sep 23, 2016
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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