Architectural Designs with the Aid of Neuroscience

Author(s): David Walcot

New technologies are providing neuroscientists with exciting access to the fundamentals of the brain; demonstrating that the built environment has a significant impact on the mental and physical health of its users and allowing children to influence the processes of their learning and development. Through a real experiment, this study aimed to provide architects with an understanding of the latent powers of architectural design by evaluating the effects of various design choices on the physiological and psychological states of children and, consequently, on their brain development.