Dr. Anthony Lewis Brooks (aka Tony) and Professor Dr. Eva Brooks
from Aalborg University
answer a question posed by
Steelcase's Mark Greiner

Mark Greiner’s question:

We believe there is a strong relationship between learning, memory and physical space and the more we talk to neuroscientists, they agree,.. 'spatial context' is a key component of the brain's card-catalog system for recording memory.

“With sensations, we now shape the real and virtual spaces we inhabit and share.”

Is sensations a prescription for shaping space?

If so, is there scientific evidence for this?

Dr. Anthony Lewis Brooks (aka Tony) and Professor Dr. Eva Brooks from Aalborg University answer:


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Resource List Compiled by:

Professor Dr. Eva Brooks
Associate Professor
Head of Section, Media Technology
Aalborg University
Campus Esbjerg
Niels Bohrs Vej 8
DK - 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark

Tel.: +45 9940 9940
Direct: +45 9940 7730
Cell: +45 2718 6266

ep@aaue.dk <mailto:ep@aaue.dk>
Research Portal
Medialogy Esbjerg

Member of the PEGI board (Pan-European Game Information)

Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE)

www.pegi.info <http://www.pegi.info/>
www.pegionline.eu <http://www.pegionline.eu/>
www.isfe.eu <http://www.isfe.eu/> Member of International Toy Research Association (ITRA)
www.toyresearch.org/ <http://www.toyresearch.org/> Member of the Toys for Tomorrow Forum
www.nid.edu <http://www.nid.edu> Co-founder of Ludic Engagment Designs for All (LEDA) Symposium
www.led4all.org <http://www.led4all.org>


Associate Professor Dr. Anthony Lewis Brooks (aka Tony)
Esbjerg Technical Institute
Aalborg University

Profile link

Medialogy Management team (www.medialogy.eu)

Assistant Ed. Int.Jnl. Digital Creativity

Associate Editor Int. Jnl Virtual Reality

Ed. Board Int. Jnl Art & Technology

Ed. Board Int. Jnl Disability & Human Development

Ed. Board Int. Jnl Cybertherapy

Journal of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation (www.vrphobia.eu)

International Association of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation (www.imi-europe.eu)

Founder of ArtAbilitation international conference (www.ArtAbilitation.net)

Co-Founder of LEDA international symposium (www.LED4All.org)

Founder of DigArt Denmark (www.DigArt.dk)

Honorary member Neuroesthetics(http://www.neuroestetica.it/members.htm)

Board member International Society Virtual Rehabilitation http://www.isvr.org/

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