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Neuroscienze per l’architettura

Thomas D. Albright
Salk Institute of Biological Sciences, United States - ORCID: 0000-0003-0691-5992


Discusses the Indian design treatise the Vaastu Veda in relation to visual neuroscience. Relates visual perception in architecture to functional organisation of the brain. Relates Hubel and Weisel’s orientation sensitivity to the sense of order and pleasure imparted by the regularity of colonnades and cable stay bridges. Suggests aspects of perception facilitated by neuronal architecture and the dynamic between familiarity and novelty, plasticity and visual attunement.
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Keywords: Vaastu Veda, orientation sensitivity, sense of order, neuronal architecture, visual attun-ement



Pages: 193-211

Published by: Firenze University Press

Publication year: 2021

DOI: 10.36253/978-88-5518-286-7.12

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