The patterns that we see around us have a major effect on what goes on in our heads. Pattern-related neuroscience research findings are useful wherever and whenever upholstery, wall coverings, flooring, etc. are being selected.
Ventilation and scents influence how we think and behave, our mental and physical health and wellbeing. Their implications are significant and long-lasting, and found even when people are not consciously aware scents are present and when ventilation purrs along without a sound.
When we’re in a physical or virtual space that seems like it’s the wrong size, either too big or too small, we’re tense and that’s not good for our quality-of-life or mental/physical achievement. Neuroscience research findings can help us right-size perceptions of the places where we find ourselves.
What have neuroscientists learned about how humans experience surface colors that we all need to know? How can color support achieving design objectives while boosting human physical and mental health, welfare, and cognitive performance?
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An area indoors with a water feature, some moving water that space users can see and hear, is one where design is doing good work.
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It’s great when there’re resources (time, money, and otherwise) to thoroughly deal with all of the sensory issues that might arise in a workplace—but that’s often not the case. Neuroscience research can guide you to highest priority actions.
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