What we do
Apply the techniques of neuroscience to discover physiological effects of built environments on human occupants.
Characterize and understand human experience in the built environment. Use established neuroscience methodologies to create empirical criteria for evaluating built environments’ impacts on health, safety, and welfare.
A world in which building design will respond to human experience. Designers working together with psychologists to design better offices for professionals, schools for children, and hospitals for patients.
- Developing techniques and platforms to apply neuroscience knowledge to built environment disciplines
- Creating criteria for measurement of human experience in the built environment
- Integrating self-reported experiences with cognitive neuroscience measures
- Cultivating knowledge leading to a better design process
Current Project Description: Sustainable Environment’s Impact
The goal of this research project is to develop, test, and validate a data-driven approach using virtual reality (VR) and electroencephalogram (EEG) technology for understanding the potential physiological influences of sustainable design features. We propose technology-enabled, repeatable measures for quantifying how Sustainable Building features affect occupancy emotion and cognitive functions – proxies for health and wellbeing.
BRAVR Lab Affiliations