Perceptions of lighting quality in their open plan offices influence workers’ opinions about their work lives.
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Cook and Hayashi have identified consistencies between animal sounds and human emotional responses to music in major and minor keys.
The smell of coffee does help wake you up.
A research team at Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI’s) Lighting Research Center, headed by Mariana Figueiro, is investigating how best to regulate circadian rhythms with artificial light.
A review the existing research on the influence of visual art on patient experiences provides practical guidance.
Occupant surveys reveal that people working in green buildings have different opinions about their building and their comfort.
When CO Architects worked with cancer patients to design the Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic in Tuscon, they learned “how sensitive the patients are during their illness; their bodies are fragile and they often have a heightened sense of smell while undergoing treatment.”
Illies, writing in the latest edition of the IAPS Bulletin, states that he feels that architects have an ethical responsibility to their fellow human beings.
The smell of burning frankincense has been scientifically shown to reduce anxiety and depression.
Ariely discusses the sorts of relative comparisons humans use while making choices in his new book, Predictably Irrational.