May 5, 2020
Neuroscientists & cognitive scientists have revealed how architectural space effects how we perform; were we work, learn, live, play & heal. It is tied to a neurophysiology discovery called ‘neural mirroring.’ When we see someone smile, our reaction is to smile back, mirroring what we see and perceive as an emotion. Similarly, when we see soaring arches of a gothic cathedral, we sense a parallel physiological and psychological enriching sensation. During the recent period of isolation, we have come - all to well to realize - that space isn’t neutral. It can be an accelerant to how we feel and perform - or can leave numb.