Better understanding Neuroarchitecture

A relatively recent study, neuroarchitecture has shown itself to be an object of interest to professionals attentive to the evolution of the projectual act. In recent decades, advances in studies on the functioning of the nervous system have stimulated several areas to better understand how they impact the human brain, and architecture was one of them. Hereinafter, keep track of the steps taken within this innovative area to update yourself.


What is Neuroarchitecture?


Neuroarchitecture is a study that seeks to apply the discoveries of neuroscience to constructed spaces, with the objective of understanding what impacts they have on cognition and on the sensations of those who have contact with them. These impacts do not always occur at the conscious level of being, therefore a better understanding of how the human brain understands spaces has proved to be a necessity for architects who aim to offer a complete experience to users.


Which elements are analyzed regarding Neuroarchitecture?


To understand how environments have an impact on the way people feel when they get into contact with them, the following elements of a project can be analyzed:


– specific use of lighting;


– ventilation;


– application of textures;


– use of colors;


– choice of furniture;


– division and amplitude of environments;


Upon contact with the compositional elements of a project, the human brain makes a spatial reading allowing the body to release certain hormones responsible for the feeling of well-being, or even discomfort with the place. The focus of neuroarchitecture is on deciphering which conditions allow the release of the feeling of satisfaction in relation to the environments, thus allowing the spaces to be fully enjoyed.


Where can I find out more about Neuroarchitecture?


In this portal, we have dedicated ample space for the dissemination of neuroarchitecture as we consider it a trend that is in full ascension in the area, and with enormous contributions to the success of the projects. Follow our blog posts on the subject so we can move forward together with the recent discoveries about it.


We also have a referenced source of research on the subject at the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA). Headquartered in San Diego, California, the entity was founded in 2003 and has since been dedicated to the dissemination of research carried out involving neuroscience applied to architecture.

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