Places Of The Heart The Psychogeography Of Everyday Life

Author: Colin Ellard
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
ISBN: 1942658001
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“A really great book.” —IRA FLATOW, Science Friday

“One of the finest science writers I’ve ever read.” —Los Angeles Times

“Ellard has a knack for distilling obscure scientific theories into practical wisdom.” —New York Times Book Review

“[Ellard] mak[es] even the most mundane entomological experiment or exegesis of psychological geekspeak feel fresh and fascinating.” —NPR

“Colin Ellard is one of the world’s foremost thinkers on the neuroscience of urban design. Here he offers an entirely new way to understand our cities—and ourselves.” —CHARLES MONTGOMERY, author of Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

Our surroundings can powerfully affect our thoughts, emotions, and physical responses, whether we’re awed by the Grand Canyon or Hagia Sophia, panicked in a crowded room, soothed by a walk in the park, or tempted in casinos and shopping malls. In Places of the Heart, Colin Ellard explores how our homes, workplaces, cities, and nature—places we escape to and can’t escape from—have influenced us throughout history, and how our brains and bodies respond to different types of real and virtual space. As he describes the insight he and other scientists have gained from new technologies, he assesses the influence these technologies will have on our evolving environment and asks what kind of world we are, and should be, creating.

Colin Ellard is the author of You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall. A cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Waterloo and director of its Urban Realities Laboratory, he lives in Kitchener, Ontario.

Psychogeografie Wie Die Umgebung Unser Verhalten Und Unsere Entscheidungen Beeinflusst German Edition

Author: Colin Ellard
Publisher: btb Verlag
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Warum sind im Café die Tische am Rand schneller besetzt als in der Mitte? Weshalb werden Krankenhauspatienten schneller gesund, wenn sie ins Grüne blicken? Wieso schüchtern uns Kirchen ein? Colin Ellard nimmt uns mit auf eine spannende Entdeckungsreise in die Welt der Psychogeografie und erläutert, wie die Umgebung unser Verhalten tagtäglich beeinflusst – egal ob Zuhause, am Arbeitsplatz, auf dem Weg durch die Stadt oder draußen im Freien. Als einer der führenden Experten auf dem Gebiet der Experimentalpsychologie gibt er Einblick in die Mechanismen, die dabei wirksam sind, und zeigt auf, was wir im Alltag daraus lernen können.

Places Of The Heart

Author: Colin Ellard
ISBN: 9781942658009
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A neuroscientist illuminates how we make and are made by the world both real and virtual


Author: Will Self
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408837331
Size: 42.21 MB
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Provocateurs Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces in this post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship between psyche and place in a globalised world, bringing together for the first time the very best of their 'Psychogeography' ...

The Psychogeography Of Urban Architecture

Author: David Prescott-Steed
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1612336957
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This praxis-based book explores how an improvisational, creative and embodied practice such as the derive works to defamiliarise our experience of the late modern built environment, fostering new insight into routinised cultural behaviours.

Imaginary Cities

Author: Darran Anderson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022647030X
Size: 48.82 MB
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How can we understand the infinite variety of cities? Darran Anderson seems to exhaust all possibilities in this work of creative nonfiction.

Welcome To Your World

Author: Sarah Williams Goldhagen
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062199188
Size: 66.52 MB
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Erudite, wise, and beautifully illustrated with more than 150 color photographs, Welcome to Your World is a vital, eye-opening guide to the spaces we inhabit, physically and mentally, and a clarion call to design for human experience.

On Drugs

Author: David Lenson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816627110
Size: 48.12 MB
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In On Drugs, David Lenson delivers a scathing indictment of this war as an effort based, like all attempts to eradicate "getting high," on an incomplete understanding of human nature.

Cognitive Architecture

Author: Ann Sussman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317932293
Size: 62.98 MB
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*Winner of the Environmental Design Research Association 2016 Place Research Award!* In Cognitive Architecture, the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients ...

Others In Mind

Author: Philippe Rochat
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521506352
Size: 46.13 MB
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In this book, Philippe Rochat explores self-consciousness, how it originates and how it shapes our lives, arguably the most important and revealing of all psychological problems.

Happy City Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

Author: Charles Montgomery
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429969539
Size: 59.86 MB
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The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness, and during an exhilarating journey through some of the world's most dynamic ...

Walking Inside Out

Author: Tina Richardson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
ISBN: 9781783480869
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This book brings together contemporary theorists and practitioners to critically explore the state of psychogeography today.