Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA), Connections: BridgeSynapses

September 22, 2016 - September 24, 2016
The Salk Institute
La Jolla, CA
United States

Join Melissa Farling and John McAllister at ANFA as we explore solitary confinement, mental health, neuroscience and the physical environment.

The Neuroscience/Architecture of Incarceration

Friday September 23, 2016. 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

There is abundant evidence prolonged solitary confinement can be mentally and psychologically traumatic. This session focuses on the issues and theories associated with the physical design of solitary confinement and its psychological and behavioral impacts, with the goal of outlining a neurobiological research model for isolation.

We'll begin with presentations by leaders in the their respective fields: architects, psychiatrists, and psychologists who will frame the content to be discussed in a panel moderated by a neuroscientist and an architect.

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