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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

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

John Paul Eberhard

Oxford University Press

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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