My research is broadly guided by the following question: how do the aesthetics of our immediate environment shape our cognition and behavior? Currently, my work investigates how psychological mechanisms and architectural properties of church interiors interact to facilitate religious feeling and informational conformity. I am also interested in exploring, from a cognitive perspective, what makes an urban space politically and socially engaging, and how people perceive and interact with public and private spaces.
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