Brain Landscape

Brain Landscape : The Coexistence of Neuroscience and Architecture

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Brain Landscape: The Coexistence of Neuroscience and Architecture is the first book to serve as an intellectual bridge between architectural practice and neuroscience research. John P. Eberhard, founding President of the non-profit Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, argues that increased funding, and the ability to think beyond the norm, will lead to a better understanding of how scientific research can change how we design, illuminate, and build spaces. Inversely, he posits that by better understanding the effects that buildings and places have on us, and our mental state, the better we may be able to understand how the human brain works. This book is devoted to describing architectural design criteria for schools, offices, laboratories, memorials, churches, and facilities for the aging, and then posing hypotheses about human experiences in such settings.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftone and line illustrations
  • 0195331729
  • 9780195331721
  • 1,299,384

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An outstanding new book, Brain Landscape, argues that the time is ripe to develop paradigms that deeply integrate neuroscientific insights into architectural design practice and create classrooms that impact the cognitive processes of children, hospital rooms that impact the recovery rate of patients and work environments that improve white collar productivity as well as other spaces that favorably impact the brain. The book is a treasure trove for the cognitive designer. The author, John Eberhard, provides grand vision....As well as a number of well-grounded hypotheses that are specific enough to guide design work..."--As reviewed on the blog Cognitive Designshow more

Table of contents

1. Three Approaches to Consciousness and My Personal History ; 2. Neuroscience and the Design of Educational Places ; 3. Vision and Light in Architectural Settings ; 4. Memorials and Sacred Places ; 5. Memory of Places and Spaces, and the Design of Facilities for the Aging ; 6. Systems Neuroscience and Building Systems Applied to Workplace Design ; 7. Methods and Models for Future Research ; Appendix One: Behavioral Science Research as a Precursor for Neuroscience ; Appendix Two: The Basics of Neuroscience ; Appendix Three: A Brief History of Architecture ; Sources ; Indexshow more

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