Frankel and Bar-Haim, who are associated with Tel Aviv University, learned that the sensory systems of anxious people are not hyper-vigilant as previously believed, but instead not as alert as those in the non-anxious.
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Anyone involved with the design of healthcare environments, particularly those to be used by children and adolescents, should review the case study at the website below, which focuses on a children’s hospital in Sydney, Australia.
A soon to be published study, authored by Brett Martin of the Queensland University of Technology confirms that people dislike being crowded, even when holiday shopping.
Lee presents additional evidence of the positive psychological effects of gardening.
The Center for the Built Environment at the University of California Berkeley conferred its 2011 Livable Buildings Award on the Enermodal Engineering Headquarters building (Robertson Simmons Architects Inc.) in Kitchener, Ontario.
Living in urban environments seems to influence whether scenes viewed are perceived more holistically or if visual attention is focused on the details of those scenes.
Leder, Gerger, Dressler, and Schabmann confirm that relevant expertise influences responses to art.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have completed research that supports including fitness centers in corporate campuses and similar complexes.
Women generally seem to have poorer spatial skills (e.g., map reading) than men, and Estes and Felker set out to learn more about why.