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Brain Landscape The Coexistence of Neuroscience and Architecture
     

Brain Landscape The Coexistence of Neuroscience and Architecture

by John P. Eberhard
 

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ISBN-10: 0195331729

ISBN-13: 9780195331721

Pub. Date: 12/16/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195331721
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Three Approaches to Consciousness 25

Chapter 2 Neuroscience and the Design of Educational Places 46

Chapter 3 Vision and Light in Architectural Settings 68

Chapter 4 Memorials, Sacred Places, and Memory 89

Chapter 5 Memory of Places and Spaces and the Design of Facilities for the Aging 117

Chapter 6 Systems Neuroscience and Building Systems Applied to Workplace Design 135

Chapter 7 Methods and Models for Future Research 154

Appendix 1 Environment-Behavior Studies: A Precursor for Neuroscience in Design 168

Appendix 2 A Basic Library of Neuroscience 180

Appendix 3 Architecture: History and Practice 204

Bibliography 243

Index 249

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