In developed countries, people spend around 90% of their time in enclosed spaces. Have you ever thought about how much time you spend indoors and how the design of those places influences your behavior, well-being, and productivity? Can classroom design influence learning? Are you more productive in a shared or private environment? Would you like … Continue reading When Neuroscience Meets Architecture
“The Colour Out of Space”, a short story written by H. P. Lovecraft, depicts the impact of a meteorite crash in a fictional town, leaving behind globules of color that fall outside the range of the known visible spectrum. To quote a sentence, “the colour, which resembled some of the bands in the meteor’s … Continue reading Synesthesia and the brain: yup, that tasted purple!
People interested in aesthetics could deepen their knowledge with two exciting articles last week. Nico taught us how the brain decides upon liking the abstract painting Black Square by Kazimir Malevich and Nature published an editorial in which the authors elaborate that happy music and sad sounds are not universal but depend on learning by experience … Continue reading More than a feeling – insights from brain research on the aesthetic experience of music
“I could paint that!” – I bet everyone has said or, at least, thought that while looking at an abstract painting in an art gallery or museum. A few circles, lines, or chaotic dabs of paint on a white canvas – so what? One of my favorite examples is a painting called Black Square by … Continue reading Beauty and the Brain – what we can learn from Neuroaesthetics