The impact of moving through the built environment on emotional and neurophysiological state: A systematic literature review

Mitra Homolja, Sayyed Amir Hossain Maghool, Marc Aurel Schnabel*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Despite theoretical evidence about the capabilities of visual properties of space for manipulating inhabitants' emotions, a gap in knowledge exists for empirical studies in controlled environments. Interdisciplinary studies at the intersection of architecture, psychology, and neuroscience can provide robust guidelines and criteria for designers to engineer emotions. Due to the novelty of the field, the theoretical framework for such studies is not well established. Consequently, this paper presents a systematic literature review to find and synthesize recent relevant studies at this intersection. Based on these findings, we will investigate the impact of other visuo-spatial stimuli on emotions in a rigorous way. According to the theories of emotions, manipulation of emotions is linked to oscillations in physiological responses caused by exposure to sensory stimuli. Moreover, there is a consensus that human perception is action-oriented. Therefore, our review focuses on studies that employ biosensors as subjects move in physical or virtual environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRE
Subtitle of host publicationAnthropocene, Design in the Age of Humans - Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020
EditorsDominik Holzer, Walaiporn Nakapan, Anastasia Globa, Immanuel Koh
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages641-650
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789887891734
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 Aug 20206 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameRE: Anthropocene, Design in the Age of Humans - Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020
Volume1

Conference

Conference25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityBangkok
Period5/08/206/08/20

Keywords

  • Brain Body Sensors
  • Emotional Response
  • Neuroarchitecture
  • Physiological Response
  • Virtual Reality

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