The Impacts of Congnition and Culture on Architectural Design
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"Cognitive psychology" which can be defined as the scientific examination of the mind, has been handled by many disciplies such as architecture, city planning, education and psychology. In the field of architecture, in order to understand the effects of mental functioning on design and creavity, it is necessary to focus on the concept of cognition which develops with personal and cultural knowledge. The information stored in the minds of a society is often represented as images, words, ideas and reactions. This also constitutes cultural components that reflect the principles of behavior that is specific to a society. Therefore, the influence of "cognitive psychology" and the relationship between "culture" and "cognition" play an important role in architectural creavity and design, as well as how one can understand the relationship between man and environment. In this study, while dealing with the fields of "cognition", "culture" and "architectural design" it is emphasized how creativity works cognitively. In this context, cognitive influences in architectural design are discussed in the context of information storage types, cognitive schemes, concept of culture, cultural codes and cultural schemes, respectively.
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