Places we naturally love turn out to be good for us!
We can now scientifically verify the physiological viability of our designs, by measuring pulse rate, blood pressure, heart rate variability (HRV), electro-dermal response, hormonal & adrenal response, brain wave activity, eye movements & muscle tension.
Biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology & neuroscience have begun to piece together how sensory perception activates different brain centers resulting in feelings of joy, curiosity, awe, safety or… fear, anxiety, depression, confusion and disorientation.
There are in fact distinct measurable neurological benefits of Delight! New technologies are beginning to prove how the spaces through which we move affect our moods, our emotional memory, how they can change the brain’s chemical & hormonal balance.
New technologies are beginning to prove how the spaces through which we move affect our moods, our emotional memory, how they can change the brain’s chemical & hormonal balance.
Based on recent research, we can say that providing a multi-sensory experience for relaxation, discovery, safety, and ultimately joy in our built environment can lead us to a state of greater physiological health and neurological wellbeing.
What if we redefined efficiency in place and building design as something that makes us demand physiological wellbeing at its very core?