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Brain LandscapeThe Coexistence of Neuroscience and Architecture$
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John P. Eberhard

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195331721

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331721.001.0001

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Memorials, Sacred Places, and Memory

Memorials, Sacred Places, and Memory

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(p.89) CHAPTER FOUR Memorials, Sacred Places, and Memory
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Brain Landscape
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John Paul Eberhard

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331721.003.0004

This chapter is devoted to how the brain/mind responds to human views of the sacred, including a discussion of the architecture of sacred places and religious buildings. It describes memorials in Washington and the public response to them, with a special emphasis on the Holocaust Memorial Museum. The chapter concludes with proposed hypotheses related to sacred spaces.

Keywords:   memorials, sacred architecture, Holocaust Memorial Museum, sacred places, religious buildings, Washington

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