Thursday, May 10, 2007
High Ceilings = High Achieving
Recent research has shown that ceiling height affects problem-solving skills.
High ceilings activate the idea of freedom, enabling a flow of problem solving to unfold. In a low -ceiling room, feelings of constraint and confinement dull problem solving. The research study will be published in the August 2007 edition of The Journal of Consumer Research
Aesthetic research is not a new field of study. It's been around for a long time. Years ago, I read different scientific journal articles when constructing my office. High vaulted ceilings and abundant natural light were my vision. I believed then as I do now, that it's not only my clinical skills which help patients, but the environment wherein it all takes place.
If you live in a place with low ceilings (or other limiting spaces) there are many things you can do. Try here for some suggestions.
Now how can we heighten the ceilings in The White House?