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>The unbiased human mind applies selection criteria that give the most
positive emotional >feedback from a built structure. This is something we have
evolved to do: we >instinctively avoid pain and discomfort and seek pleasure. If
a design (and, by extension, >the building when finished) provides joy to
the architect, then one can expect the user >to share that experience. The same
does not follow, however, when purely intellectual >selection criteria
replace those based on emotions. What one person believes in >ideologically is not
necessarily shared by others. Modernism was very successful at >convincing
people to forgo sensual pleasure from built forms, as minimal surfaces and
>spaces offer less visual stimulation than human neurophysiology is built to
handle . >Memes help us to understand why architectural styles that give
emotional satisfaction >were replaced by those that don't.
This seems to be some general misunderstanding flowing around.
Emotions aren't unbound reactions shared in exactly the same way.
Something might cause feelings of dislike in someone while someone
else get's emotional pleasure out of.
This kind of writing seems to guess that emotions are independent from
the rest of our thinking process. Emotions ARE bound to our ideology and
Thougts can be the cause for emotions as emotions can be the cause for
it's a co-operative process which isn't still completely researched and
Furtheron, i feel kind of annoyed by people using memetics theory for
their personal tastes and giving pseudo-evidence to prove that their
taste is universal true for everyone. Where's the science in there?
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