Research Conversations

Neuroscientists have determined how design can meaningfully encourage sales in physical and virtual stores while elevating buyer and seller quality-of-life.


Neuroscience research details how walls can enable the lives we've planned, making it more likely that we mingle pleasantly with others, think our best thoughts, feel good mentally and physically, etc.


When neuroscience informs the design of ceilings and floors  the likelihood increases that users process and respond to information from the physical world in life-affirming ways.

Neuroscience studies document the positive effects of green walls on human quality-of-life and cognitive function as well as research-consistent best practices. 

Book Reviews

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PlaceCoach News Briefs


Shades to get the job done, whatever the goal


Wood color, amount, and in-use effects

How much alone time is too much?

Why blue? When blue?

Guiding minds to desired destinations

Reworking the office with RIBA

Extraversion, introversion, and chroma

Different times, different needs

Design at Work

A place where you feel nostalgic can be a place that’s good for your mental performance and for your soul.

Open Access Article

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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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Research continues into how languages communicate information about colors seen. 

Research recently completed by investigators at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience indicates how “realistic” our interactions with the world around us actually are.  

Sweeney, Frow, Payne, and McColl-Kennedy investigated how hospital design influences the wellbeing of both patients and health care professionals.