Research Conversations


City-based research projects support neuroscience-grounded design principles that can improve lives whether people are in cities or not, when in-building as well as on-sidewalk experiences are being considered. 


Using neuroscience designers can create areas where the neuro-diverse thrive, generating positive places for people on the autism spectrum and those with ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, long lasting anxiety, neuroticism, depression, and other psychological challenges.   

An engaging cubicle

Neuroscience research makes it clear how the spaces where video conference sessions take place can be designed to support effective discussions, clear and pleasant exchanges between those present, in real life and virtually. 

Designing spaces where our companion animals (formerly known as “our pets”) are as comfortable as we are is as good for us and our wellbeing as it is for theirs.

Book Reviews

Creating welcoming, socially meaningful, powerful experiences

PlaceCoach News Briefs

Casual office seating

Not too much, not too little sound


Guidelines => healthier and happier patients

Producing the best possible lived experiences

Effort-linked recommendations

Planning for pediatric patients

Revitalizing with options

Better not bigger

Perceptions, realities, outcomes

Design at Work

The Elizabeth Line, a section of London’s underground system largely opened in 2022, has a lot going for it from a science-informed environmental design perspective.

Open Access Article

Special Focus


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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Sharfenberger and associates evaluated the psychological implications of nearby material objects. 

Living near greenspace makes it less likely that people will experience postpartum depression (PPD). 

Prade and Saraglou’s work makes it clearer how awe influences how we think and behave.