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ANFA Interfaces 2011

The ANFA Interface Series was introduced in the Fall of 2009 as a series of discussions about emerging research at the intersection of neuroscience and architecture. The following three lectures are from the 2011 series. Each features both a neuroscientist and architect sharing their expertise on a relevant, interdisciplinary topic. Following the lectures, guests ask the speakers questions, thus furthering the educational dialog. The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 with the mission to promote and advance knowledge that links neuroscience to the growing understanding of the human experience in the built environment. Comprised of distinguished neuroscientists and architects, the Academy strives to foster collaboration among the two disciplines to explore, through scientific methods, the range of human experiences with elements of architecture, to organize and validate the information that results from this collaboration and to disseminate it to emerging professionals, and students. Over the past eight years, the Academy has worked hard to achieve this goal and increased the relevant body of knowledge tremendously. The Academy has connected with researchers from around the world and is excited about the positive influence that ‘evidence-based designers’ can have on human experiences in the built environment.