What we see outside through windows influences our mindset, our ability to achieve goals we find meaningful. Neuroscientists have determined how outdoor areas can elevate moods and cognitive performance and enhance the mental and physical wellbeing of those who see them from inside buildings.
Employee burnout seems like a plague that sweeps over and over again through today’s offices. Workplace design can make worker burnout rarer and employee engagement more probable—neuroscience research details why and how.
Acoustics have major consequences for what we think and what we do. Design decisions can intentionally and coincidentally influence what users hear – neuroscience indicates the acoustic conditions that maximize user wellbeing and performance, and designers’ reputations.
Façades are the face of a building, generating powerful first impressions. Their design influences the thoughts and behaviors of viewers and people who enter a structure. Applying neuroscience research makes it likelier that façades send chosen messages and encourage desired situations, inside and out.
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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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Spielmann and Rossi’s work confirms human’s bias toward larger options.
Spence continues to add to the body of research linking tastes experienced and information gathered using other sensory channels; it is likely that these associations can also inform responses that can be anticipated to additional sensory experiences.
Joye and teammates probed how spending time in nature influences interpersonal behavior and their findings support planning that enables in-nature experiences.