A new link was added to Environmenta – to the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture in San Diego, USA.


The academy was founded in 2003 by the San Diego Chapter of the AIA.


The mission of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture is to promote and advance knowledge that links neuroscience research to a growing understanding of human responses to the built environment.

The Academy benefits from the expanding body of research that has evolved within the neuroscience community in the last two decades, and the promise of even more in the coming century. Some observers have characterized what is happening in neuroscience as the most exciting frontier of human knowledge since the Renaissance. All humanity stands to benefit from this research in countless ways still to be determined. The profession of architecture has become a partner in developing the application of this knowledge base in order to increase its ability to be of service to society.


On the academy website you can find information about current research, past conferences, and very interesting Resources section with Recommended Reading, Research Databases, and Video subsections. In the videos there are two long playlists of the ANFA conferences (2012 and 2014), and already almost historical film which was created when the academy was just forming in 2003 – Beyond Intuition.