Spaces in Space Workshop
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) and the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative held a workshop titled "The Spaces in Space: Optimizing Behavioral Health and Cognitive Performance in Confined Environments" on Feb. 6-7, 2019.
The workshop highlighted the many opportunities to re-think the design of personal environments for their potential to keep us well and enhance cognitive performance. The spaces we design for space travel are new frontiers for health. Invited participants included leading engineers, academic researchers (in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, ecology, and AI), behavioral healthcare industry innovators, interior designers, architects, and entrepreneurs developing new technologies.
See the recorded video for Day One
See the recorded video for Day Two
- Behavioral Health, Cognitive Performance in Confined Environments - Ariel Ekblaw Ph.D.
- The Importance of "Spaces" in Space Health - Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D.
- Crew Environments, Performance and Health - Dava Newman, Ph.D.
- Biophilia: Our Greater Biology - Edward O. Wilson, Ph.D.
- Enviromics: Organizing Everything Outside of Us - Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D.
- Space Matters: Nurturing Wellbeing in Physical Environments - Panel Discussion
- Mental Health with Emotion Al - Javier Hernandez Ph.D.
- The Power of Ambient Scents - Adriana Madzharov, Ph.D.
- Health When Sound is Noise - Mathias Basner, Ph.D.
- Health When Sound is Music - Concetta Tomaino, D.A., MT-BC