Monthly Archives: August 2015

No Faces – We’ll Affix That!

How We Add Faces to Blank Places Humans are drawn to faces. Our brains are built to see them. Indeed, more of our brain is engaged in facial recognition than the recognition of any other visual object, says neuroscientist Eric … Continue reading

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The Primal Vista: Why We Crave Water Views

Every summer, Mark and I reserve one vacation week for a trip to the quaint Cape Cod town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. No chateau in Chinon, palazzo in Paris or castle in Cardiff, just a few rooms with a view—an ocean view. Like many … Continue reading

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Why We Love Buildings that Look at Us …

A few months ago, I attended an unusual high school reunion.  It was a special ‘tea’ for the alumnae of a girl’s school which was getting its first major renovation in more than fifty years—and the grads were invited to … Continue reading

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