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Hahnel-Peeters and colleagues investigated the implications of using nature words in names; their findings confirm the psychological value of in-nature experiences.
Shiner’s discussion of scents, art, and scents in/as art addresses, in a thought-provoking way, the role of sensory experiences in our lives.
Marschallek and team studied how we discuss materials with the goal of better understanding how we experience differences in them.
Aristizabal and colleagues continue their research into the repercussions of biophilic in-workplace experiences.
A new version of an ever useful circadian stimulus calculator is available.
When we feel “at home” (wherever we actually are) we’re profoundly comfortable, in a way that boosts our cognitive performance and our mental wellbeing. Neuroscientists have thoroughly investigated why some places feel homey and others don’t as well as when, where, and why homelike spaces should be developed.
Transcendent experiences, whether rooted in a religion or a practice such as meditation, can drive individual and group wellbeing. Neuroscience research can be applied to develop positive, uplifting, and inspiring settings.
Being active indoors is as good for our minds as it is for our waistlines. It can help us think more clearly, creatively, and productively, for example, all while we burn calories. Neuroscientists have determined how design can spur people to be physically active inside.
Neuroscientists have studied how design can encourage people to trust each other. Their findings can be applied when all sorts of spaces and objects are being developed.
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