A team of researchers affiliated with the MIT Media Lab and the Macro Connections group are using modern tools to investigate thoughts generated by urban spaces.
Recent research indicates that brief, brisk (but not running) walks can enhance our ability to remember things.
US Census data are a useful resource for designers creating spaces that are sustainable because they are desirable places both today and tomorrow.
Researchers at Tel Aviv University and Clalit Healthcare Services determined that “employees who believe that they have the personal support of their peers at work are more likely to live a longer life.”
Wargo reports on the “Inner Experience: It’s Not What You Think” presentation by Christopher Heavey (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and Russell Herbert at the 2011 meeting of the Association for Psychological Science.
Employee engagement is currently a hot topic around the executive water cooler.
After a rigorous investigation, Pearce and Dunbar have determined that humans in various geographic locations have evolved visual systems that differ in size.
Warthen and his colleagues have investigated the relationship between learned fear and light levels in mice and their extrapolations from this research to humans are consistent with previous environmental psychology research.
Davis, Leach, and Clegg call for application of socio-technical principles to the “design and management of workspace change.”
Researchers from the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Martin Howard and Caroline Dean) have published new research detailing “how an organism can create a biological memory of some variable condition, such as quality of nutrition or temperature. . . . [that can be] inherited by offspring.”