Feeling in control of our environment is good for our cognitive and physical health and welfare. Positive design choices can supply comfortable amounts of control—and research details which options “work” best.
The neuroscience research is clear—environmentally responsible design is good for more than just our planet's future. It has desirable effects on our mental state today. This article summarizes neuroscientists’ findings on “living green.”
The textures that we feel with our fingertips, feet, or other parts of our bodies influence what goes on in our heads and actions that we take. Key cognitive science-based research findings related to our tactile experiences are reported here.