Neuroscience of the Built Environment

June 23, 2011
Neuroscience of the Built Environment:

Wellness includes understanding the neuroscience of how to build a work environment that nourishes health, well-being, clear thinking, and creativity. Being aware of our surroundings is the first step towards creating a healthy workplace, followed by knowledge of the various elements of the environment and the body’s physiological responses. This interactive session focuses on:

  • the physics behind light and materials
  • the effects of architectural design and access to the outdoors on health
  • the neuroscience behind our physiology and creative thinking in the workplace

During the session, participants will have an opportunity to design a healthy workplace in which health and creativity can exist. Dialogue around individual designs will be encourage, to generate new ideas about how to work around obstacles to wellness in the workplace.

To register or read more: http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/wellness/summer/index.html

Neuroscience of the Built Environment is presented as part of the Summer Institute on Workplace Wellness @ the C.K. Choi Building, UBC, Vancouver, June 22-24, 2011.

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