Neurogenesis: How Neuroscience Can Drive Creative Approaches to Designing for Aging


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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
1 pm ET, noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT



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Presented by:

Upali Nanda, PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, ACHE

Director of Research, Principal


Rebecca Soja, AIA, WELL AP, EDAC, Fitwel Amb, LFA



2021 David A Green Memorial Award Winner

Course Description:

What if we knew that enriched environments that reduce stress and promote creativity can improve our cognitive function and keep our brain healthy, just as good food and exercise keeps the body healthy? What if we could take that complex science and translate it, not into guidelines or prescriptions, but a playbook for active engagement with stakeholders, owners, and designers? What if we could design, not for aging, but neurogenesis (which is the process for how neurons are formed in the brain and enable brain/body health)? Join these presenters on a journey from neuroscientific evidence to design innovation and share with them your insights as they share theirs.

Learning Objectives:

Learn about the neural underpinnings of aging and the process of neurogenesis that can help us age in a healthy way.

Understand how enriched environments can promote creativity, reduce stress, foster cognitive activity and positive feelings, and enable healthy aging.

Translate complex science into actionable insights and designs.

Discover a novel playbook that puts science next to interactive design exercises to be used by owners and designers.