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

Title Author Datesort ascending
Applied Neuroscience for Architects (an architect’s primer) Bob Condia, AIA (Kansas State University) Sep 23, 2016
Digital Craft in Architecture Andrew Huss (Kansas State University), Aaron Bolli (Kansas State University) Sep 23, 2016
Awe-Inducing Interior Space: Architectural Causes and Cognitive Effects Hanna Negami (University of Waterloo), Colin Ellard, Ph.D. (University of Waterloo) Sep 23, 2016
EEG Pattern Recognition and Classification for Thermal Comfort Xin Shan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), En-Hua Yang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Sep 23, 2016
Visual Impairment and Spatial Cognitive Neuroscience Michael J. Proulx, Ph.D. (University of Bath), Alexandra A. DeSousa (University of Bath), Achille Pasqualotto (Sabanci University), Martin I. Sereno (Birkbeck / UCL Neuroimaging Institute) Sep 18, 2014
The Urban Grid, the Hippocampus, Savannahs and Real Property M. Gordon Brown, DTech, FRICS (Space Analytics, LLC) Sep 18, 2014
Beneficial Effects of Design Applications Using Environmental Illusions Anna Kelesidi (Technical Univesrity of Crete), Marianthi Liapi (Technical University of Crete), Konstantinos-Alketas Oungrinis, Ph.D. (Technical University of Crete) Sep 18, 2014
Towards User Personalized Environments: An Artistic Exploration Using an EEG-Based Brain-Computer Interface Mirjana Prpa (Simon Fraser University), Svetozar Miucin (Simon Fraser University), Bernhard E. Riecke (Simon Fraser University) Sep 18, 2014
On Mood and Aesthetic Experience in Architecture Bob Condia, AIA (Kansas State University), Michael Luczak, M.Arch (Kansas State University) Sep 18, 2014
The Design of an Urban Park in the City of Patras, Greece: Towards the Development of an Enriched Environment Vasiliki P. Kondyli (University of Patras), Katherine A. Liapi (University of Patras), Vasiliki Petridou (University of Patras) Sep 18, 2014