Archinect - News 2014-10-02T10:43:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/61192036/architecture-and-the-corridors-of-the-mind Architecture and the "corridors of the mind" Nam Henderson 2012-11-11T17:59:00-05:00 >2012-11-14T04:47:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pk/pknpmeqv8n9r93sd.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects, he explains, &ldquo;understand about aesthetics; they know about psychology. The next depth to which they can go is understanding the brain and how it works and why do people feel more comfortable in one space than another?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Emily Badger examines whether neuroscientists could be the next great architects. Her article features quotes from&nbsp;among&nbsp;others; sociologist and architect&nbsp;John Zeisel, architect Alison Whitelaw and neurobiologist Fred Gage who at a 2003 conference laid out how "<em>Changes in the environment change the brain, and therefore they change our behavior</em>". The almost 10-year-old Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture which held its first national conference this September, at the Salk Institute, in La Jolla, California, is dedicated to increasing research into, the intersection of the two seemingly disparate fields.</p>