Influence of Neuroarchitecture in times of pandemic

in Education2 years ago

Greetings dear friends and followers, continuing with topics related to strengthen our emotions in times of pandemic by the Covid-19, with this publication I wanted to share with all of you, some guidelines on how we can take advantage of the physical spaces of our homes to create environments that impact us positively on an emotional level.

Fig. 2 Neuroarchitecture seeks to create stability between physical spaces and our emotions. Public domain image, Author: Pixabay

The design of physical environments that have a positive impact on our emotions is not something new, since for decades structures have been implemented under scientific guidelines established in neuroarchitecture. Neuroarchitecture is understood as the conceptual fusion of neuroscience and architecture, or in other words, the discipline that is interested in how the environment modifies the brain and, therefore, the behavior of the brain.

Understanding that we are emotional beings, when we talk about neuroarchitecture we are inevitably facing how natural or artificial architectural spaces influence our reactions and emotions, for example; small spaces without lighting overwhelm us and can generate certain emotional tensions to the point of succumbing to depressive symptoms.

Now, considering that the restrictions of the new coronavirus pandemic have forced us to stay in our homes, it is necessary to create environments under the concept of neuroarchitecture to help us design our spaces and turn them into pleasant environments that have a positive impact on our emotions.

Fig. 3 The spaces in our home respond to pleasant environments that have a positive impact on our emotions. Public domain image, Author: Pixabay

Although, within the general recommendations that have been established where it is advised that in our day to day we come into contact with open spaces, such as a garden that allows us to see natural light, appreciate the greenery of the plant species, and perceive the natural air currents, from neuroarchitecture we can create similar conditions in our home, leaving the windows open to capture greater exposure to natural light, clear the spaces with which we are in contact to feel greater freedom of movement.

In addition to the above mentioned, from the concept of neuroarchitecture we can aromatize the common spaces of our home in the search to reconnect our central nervous system and generate different sensations, emotions and experiences of positive perception of the structures that surround us.


[1] Murphy M The role of architecture in fighting a pandemic. Artículo: Acceso Online

[2] Banaei M., Hatami J., and Yazdanfar A Walking through Architectural Spaces: The Impact of Interior Forms on Human Brain Dynamics. Artículo: Acceso Online


The cover image was designed by the author: @lupafilotaxia, incorporating the public domain image background: Michelleraponi, 2016


Very good topic in times of pandemic.
Open spaces, natural lighting and ventilation are important for comfort in the home, as well as having some natural plants, helps to keep in touch with nature.
I share your opinion, make our home or workplace more pleasant.
Thank you, best regards