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

April 29, 2016 |

Dr. Thomas Albright’s presentation at AIGA SD Y21 Design Conference

Watch Dr. Albright’s presentation at the AIGA SD Y21 Design Conference!

March 31, 2016 |

Early bird registration for ANFA2016 BridgeSYNAPSES will open April 15th!

April 15th isn’t just the due date for the USA’s taxes, but it’s also the day Early Bird Registration for ANFA 2016: BridgeSYNAPSES will open! More information to be provided soon!

March 28, 2016 |

ANFA Board Members kick off the Conference on “Drawing and the Brain” in Columbus, Indiana

The Indiana University Center for Art+Design in Columbus Indiana will be hosting a conference on “Drawing and the Brain,” April 7-10, 2016. They have selected ANFA Board members Michael Arbib and David Kirsh to give the two of the first three talks, on April 8, following a gallery event on April 7.

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