Researchers have known for some time that sensory experiences, particularly smelling certain scents, reliably produce emotional experiences.
Lee reviews the research indicating that emotions influence what we see.
It seems we really do need landmarks and marked paths to get where we want to go.
Recent research conducted at the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, indicates that when their worlds are in a state of upheaval, people are more likely to make an unusual choice.
People in reclined body positions seem to become less angry when provoked than people who are not reclining.
To perform at their highest level, autistic children need to study in educational environments developed to reflect their unique space-related needs.
People are just not very happy to be using certain sorts of services – who likes to get their car fixed? In environments where unpleasant things can be expected to happen, designers should help service providers reduce the uncertainty of the person served, by supplying tools to disseminate information about the service as well as the effectiveness/skill of the service/provider, all in a confidence-inspiring ambient environment. This reduction of uncertainty can be contrasted with a…
The Biomimicry Institute, founded by Janine Benyus, has created a new website assessable by the general public, asknature.org.
Although we can perceive many, many levels of lightness (from coal to snow), human languages have at most 3 terms to describe it.
Lehrer has written a brief, but valuable, introduction to neuroaesthetics.