From smart cities to conscious cities

We have used economics, creativity, and technology to shape the built environment. Now it is time for science to become the final piece of this puzzle.

Decades of research by cognitive scientists and recent advancements in the neurology of brain imaging and data visualisation technologies have allowed us to develop a new language for understanding human behaviour and experience in the built environment. Cognitive neuroscience – the scientific study of the biological processes and aspects…

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