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Mind in ArchitectureIntriguing connections between neuroscience and architectural design Addresses current states of architecture and the ways in which we are affected by space These connections are still uite novel but are The First Secret of Edwin Hoff presented in such rich content these are issues future architecture will need to address and this bookaves the way A bit of context I m working in to address and this book aves the way A bit of context I m working in as a PostDoc and I have an interest in Architecture as a field that offers a nice crossover between arts and science I appreciate the attempt of this book but it doesn t close the gap between the two On the Neuroscience side the books elaborates on the concept of embodied cognition and mirror neurons which are robably two of the most abused concepts in neuroscience The theoretical conseuence of. Leading neuroscientists and architects explore how the built environment affects our behavior thoughts emotions and well beingAlthough we spend than ninety ercent of our lives inside buildings we understand very little about how the built environment affects our behavior thoughts emotions and well being We are biological beings whose senses and neural systems have developed millions of years; it stands to reason that research in the life sciences articularly neuroscience offer compelling insights into the ways our buildings shape our intera. ,


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To architecture and vice versa this book is not for you In fact if there Is A Point To This a oint to this it is that sensitivity and awareness to the interconnectedness of body mind and world are fundamental to the design of a humane and sustainable future and that such an undertaking sustainable future and that such an undertaking not l I find the idea of writing this book really intriguing and with a good sense for the future but the studies and the info resented are not necessarily correlated All it s saying throughout the whole book is that it would be good to study neuroscience in relation to architecture to enhance how we grasp and sense our built environment but not giving anything I read it from start to finish just seeking for the enlightenment but the enlightenment didn t came Disappointment out. Of neuroscientific research As scientists were finding evidence for the bodily basis of mind and meaning architecture was caught up in convoluted cerebral games that denied emotional and bodily reality altogether This volume maps the extraordinary opportunity that engagement with cutting edge neuroscience offers resent day architectsContributorsThomas D Albright Michael Arbib John Paul Eberhard Melissa Farling Vittorio Gallese Alessandro Gattara Mark L Johnson Harry
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