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How does architecture impact cognition and mental health?

Although this paper is not grounded in neurobiology "Up speeds you down. Awe-evoking monumental buildings trigger behavioral and perceived freezing" by Joey et al. should be a good starting point for ...
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What challenges the ideasthesia balance theory has to answer?

Short answer Ideaesthesia does not comprise a theory or even a hypothesis. It is merely a term meaning 'sensing concepts' or 'perceiving meaning'. Background As Steven Jeuris also comments, ...
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How does architecture impact cognition and mental health?

I managed to find some newspaper articles and research that touch this topic, claiming that indeed more traditional architecture has positive influences on health and well-being, although these ...
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What is the consensus on the Golden Rectangle?

A quick search found a 2015 paper titled "Time to let go? No automatic aesthetic preference for the golden ratio in art pictures." The golden ratio is a frequently studied topic in many scientific ...
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Aesthetic pleasure hormone or neurotransmitter

μ-opioid receptors (MOR) have been demonstrated to be involved in our perception of beautiful faces (https://www.medicaldaily.com/seeing-pretty-faces-rewards-brain-perceiving-beauty-all-chemical-...
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This is the 2,000th question posted. Why do people care about big round number events more than the surrounding events?

There might be a simple answer to that,involving a cognitive ability essential for survival: pattern recognition. In psychology and cognitive neuroscience, pattern recognition describes a cognitive ...
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This is the 2,000th question posted. Why do people care about big round number events more than the surrounding events?

I might be wrong but it might have something associated with the numerical goals we acheive as children, young adults and grown up. For example, becoming 10 years of age is a sign of maturity, mainly ...
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