It generally seems cooler inside Mediterranean courtyards than in the surrounding streets.
Thompson and his research team set out to learn about “the effect of background music on reading comprehension.”
Bright lights are often used to increase alertness. Are they useful?
Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have investigated “how short noise bursts affect humans’ mental state,” playing “quarter-second long white noise clips . . . as [test subjects] worked on arithmetic problems.”
Dawn Coe and Cary Springer have confirmed the benefits of incorporating natural elements into children’s play spaces.
Research recently completed by the Interactive Autism Network and lead by Dr. Paul Law, indicates that nearly half, of children with autism wander – or run- out of their homes, schools, etc., “and more than half of these children go missing.”
Victoria Newhouse has written an intriguing review of acoustics in performance venues, such as concert halls.
Sharot and colleagues investigated the long-term implications of making choices on preferences “when selected options were not experienced.”
Nittono and his colleagues investigated “the effects of viewing cute images on subsequent task performance.”
The Center for Health Design has release a new study, available without charge at the web address noted below, which reports that “it is essential to focus on patient safety during the facility pre-design phase, as decisions made during this time affect all key decisions made later in the project.”