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Krpan and van Tilburg add to our knowledge of what is perceived to be beautiful.
Jiang and teammates studied humans’ responses to multicolor light in the context of space travel, but their findings are likely to be relevant in other situations.
What neighborhoods can kids and their parents benefit from being in? Hunter and colleagues set out to answer this question.
Research completed at the University of Florida confirms that there are significant psychological benefits linked to gardening.
The design of restaurants and other places people dine away from home has a significant effect on how their patrons think and behave—and on what their owners earn. Design can encourage positive experiences for restaurant customers and managers. A special focus of this article is designing to promote healthy eating.
Hotels support individuals and the societies in which they live in many different ways. They are also businesses that need to be profitable to survive. Neuroscience research lays out how hotel design can optimize the wellbeing and performance of both hotel guests and owners.
Familiar design can be good design, or not. Neuroscience research indicates when familiar is best and when it’s time to make changes.
Neuroscientists have established how design can encourage people to feel safe in a building. Applying researchers’ findings to develop “feel-secure” spaces boosts the mental and physical health of individuals, groups, and societies.
Putting aesthetics to work
Different windows, different outcomes