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Brain landscape : the coexistence of neuroscience and architecture /
John Paul Eberhard.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
description
xviii, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0195331729 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9780195331721 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
isbn
0195331729 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780195331721 (hbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Three approaches to consciousness -- Neuroscience and the design of educational places -- Vision and light in architectural settings -- Memorials, sacred places, and memory -- Memory of places and spaces and the design of facilities for the aging -- Systems neuroscience and building systems applied to workplace design -- Methods and models for future research.
catalogue key
6686112
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-247) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
John Paul Eberhard, Founding President, The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, San Diego, California
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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 Design
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 blogCognitive Design
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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.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Three Approaches to Consciousnessp. 25
Neuroscience and the Design of Educational Placesp. 46
Vision and Light in Architectural Settingsp. 68
Memorials, Sacred Places, and Memoryp. 89
Memory of Places and Spaces and the Design of Facilities for the Agingp. 117
Systems Neuroscience and Building Systems Applied to Workplace Designp. 135
Methods and Models for Future Researchp. 154
Environment-Behavior Studies: A Precursor for Neuroscience in Designp. 168
A Basic Library of Neurosciencep. 180
Architecture: History and Practicep. 204
Bibliographyp. 243
Indexp. 249
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