The aim of this project is to investigate the link between the embodied reaction and (conscious) aesthetic experience of architectural settings and the possibility of capturing this relation through a questionnaire that can be used in practice to assess the impact of spaces on stress in the design process. Starting from enactive-embodied cognition theory, cognitive linguistics, and Küller’s Semantic Environment Description (SMB) questionnaire, the project goal is to explore how the space-body-language relationship can be used together with physiological measurements (e.g., cortisol) to develop an assessment tool to describe and capture people’s aesthetic experiences of spaces and their anticipated stress reaction.
|Effective start/end date||01/08/2017 → 31/01/2020|
- embodied cognition
- physiological measurements
- embodied language
- aesthetic experience