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IIzadi and colleagues learned that creativity is influenced by whether we’re facing into or away from the current of air movement in a room.
How does music heard influence exercising?
McArthur simulated the experience of being in “large offices in all climate zones . . . with various outdoor air rates,” and documented the significant performance/economic benefits that result from relatively high outdoor air ventilation rates.
Paton and colleagues investigated human responses to sounds that water can make.
Jeon and Jo studied the effects of visual and acoustic information on satisfaction with urban environments and it is likely that their findings are applicable in other contexts.
Via aseries of studies, Wijaya and colleagues explored aspects of our sense of touch.
Tham and colleagues investigated associations to particular colors at a cultural level using language groups (adults who only spoke English, who only spoke Chinese, or who were bilingual in English and Chinese).
Cognitive scientists have identified core human motivations, one of which is to bond with others; and trust is crucial for establishing and maintaining links between people. Research has determined how space and object design can strengthen both interpersonal bonds and trust.
Organizations worldwide are revamping their social and physical environments to foster collaboration among users; insights that will boost performance and financial return are expected to flow from these efforts. Using neuroscience research to inform design drives colleagues—in offices, healthcare facilities, schools, and elsewhere—to high performance, collaborative outcomes.