Graduate Teaching Assistant, PhD CandidateEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payam’s research focus lies at the intersection of Landscape architecture, Environmental psychology, and Neuroscience. He is specifically interested in understanding how design of the outdoor environments, especially urban parks, can influence human cognitive function and mental health. His aim is to explore innovative approaches for assessing the psychological impacts of landscape experience, and how these can inform landscape design and planning. Payam holds an advanced Masters Degree in Urbanism and strategic planning from K.U Leuven, Belgium and a B.S. in Architecture from Islamic Azad university of Mashhad, Iran.
His current research examines the affective responses and neurological mechanisms that might underlie the effects of virtually experiencing the landscape, especially in the course of walking. He is employing state-of-the-art visualization and measurements methods, including Immersive virtual reality (IVR), GPS and portable Electroencephalography (EEG) brain imaging.