Architecture and Mind RFG Tag

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / 5:00 PM IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB The April 2016 meeting of the Architecture and Mind RFG focuses on the manifold interrelationships between architecture, aesthetics, and neurosciences, a nexus that has gained increasing importance when it comes to discussing perception and...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 / 5:00 PM IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB The topic for the February 2016 meeting of the Architecture and Mind RFG is (Gestalt) Psychology and Architecture. Readings by Geoffrey Scott and Rudolf Arnheim initiate discussions about how architecture and architectural detail determine...

IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB Thursday, January 7, 2016 / 5:00 PM The January 2016 meeting of the Architecture and Mind RFG focuses on spatial orientation and wayfinding strategies humans employ when encountering or traversing different types of spaces. We will discuss issues and problems...

Thursday, December 03, 2015 / 5:00 PM IHC Research Seminar Room, 6036 HSSB The December 2015 meeting of the Architecture and Mind RFG focuses on the perception of different environments throughout the twentieth century. Participants will read (in advance) and discuss texts by Gestalt psychologist Kurt Lewin...

Thursday, October 1 / 5:00 PM IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB The new Research Focus Group is dedicated to readings about and discussions of the various ways in which the humanities, cognitive psychology, and behavioral/cognitive geography examine and think about human comprehension of space and place,...

Conveners: Volker M. Welter, History of Art & Architecture welter@arthistory.ucsb.edu Mary Hegarty, Psychological & Brain Sciences mary.hegarty@psych.ucsb.edu Dan Montello, Geography montello@geog.ucsb.edu Please sign up here to join the RFG. Click here for RFG readings (password protected, please email conveners for the password.) As architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner once observed, it is nearly impossible...