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Our desire is for this publication to be at the intersection of architecture and neuroscience; where the convergence of architecture (the art of building) and neuroscience (the biology of the brain) is aesthetic experience.

The biology of the brain returns architecture to a biological foundation of mood and atmosphere. As architecture students, the more we learn about architecture in terms of a sensory experience, the better we can design. Just as we learn architecture by doing it, flickering between theory and practice, by dancing between thinking and feeling, so can we learn any subject.

This publication is the product of a five month graduate seminar in which we studied introductory literature in the art and science of spatial experience and investigations into specific questions raised within our discussions. The topics of research are extensions of specific students curiosity, which has research merit relative to the collective’s inquiries.

Our deepest gratitude to our advisor, Professor Bob Condia. We were fortunate enough to have a professor who gave us the freedom to explore on our own and guide us. Professor Bob Condia taught us how to question thoughts and express ideas through critical thinking and communication



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Joshua Broadway, Bob Condia, Frederik Heuser, Lindsey Leardi, Kelsey Middelkamp, Joshua Ralls, and Lucille Sadlon




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