Our Mission

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.

Latest News & Events

March 15, 2014 |

ANFA’s Dr. Tom Albright: a panelist discussing “Design Thinking and Learning Environments”

In July, 2013 ANFA’s Dr. Tom Albright participated in the 2013 CAE Summer Conference, organized by the AIA-CAE. Dr. Albright was one of 4 panelists discussing “Design Thinking and Learning Environments.” The Symposium Panel was moderated by John Dale, FAIA. You can watch the conversation here.

March 15, 2014 |

Juhani Pallasmaa speaking at New School of Architecture and Design

On February19, 2014, ANFA’s Dr. Michael Arbib engaged in a dialogue with world-renowned architect, Juhani Pallasmaa. The video is now available to watch and share.

March 9, 2014 |

Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders

Dr. Suzanne Bourgeois will discuss her recently published book “Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of...

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