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Stone-Ferrier studied paintings depicting 17th-century Dutch neighborhoods and her findings highlight how art can convey important social information.
Cox and colleagues’ recently published research on constancies found in baby talk regardless of language being spoken raises interesting questions about cross cultural sound experiences.
Williams and teammates studied how things heard influence perceptions of what’s seen.
Srna, Barasch, and Small researched the implications of viewing objects that signal the status of owners; their findings have broad implications for the design of both spaces and the objects in them.
Some conversations are as easy as pie, they may even be about pie. Others deal with difficult issues, such as less that optimal professional performance. Neuroscience indicates how design can encourage those more challenging discussions to flow smoothly, whether the people talking are in the same place at the same time or connecting electronically.
What we feel against our skin, whether we’re touching something with our fingertips, walking across a surface, or sitting down, has a significant effect on our wellbeing and cognitive performance. Neuroscience research details how to design just the right “feelings” into any situation.
At any instant, most of us are receiving information via multiple sensory channels. How does what we see and hear and smell and touch (and sometimes even taste) merge in our brains and affect how we think and behave? Neuroscientists are answering that question.
Neuroscience research indicates that the effects of scents on our lives are robust, long-lasting, and present even when scent concentrations are extraordinarily low. What do designers and other people who are not actively working in the scenting industry need to know about managing the odors of spaces and objects?
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