The Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture

The Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture

Author(s): Harry Francis Mallgrave

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405195850

Online ISBN: 9781444317275

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317275

About this Book

The Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture is the first book to consider the relationship between the neurosciences and architecture, offering a compelling and provocative study in the field of architectural theory.

  • Explores various moments of architectural thought over the last 500 years as a cognitive manifestation of philosophical, psychological, and physiological theory
  • Looks at architectural thought through the lens of the remarkable insights of contemporary neuroscience, particularly as they have advanced within the last decade
  • Demonstrates the neurological justification for some very timeless architectural ideas, from the multisensory nature of the architectural experience to the essential relationship of ambiguity and metaphor to creative thinking

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Historical Essays

  2. Part II: Neuroscience and Architecture

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