Current research into feng shui
There are numerous scientific papers on feng shui (see some references below) and more that reference feng shui as well as related research from environmental psychology, neuroscience, cognitive ergonomics, social psychology, priming and so on.
‘Priming’ refers to the passive, subtle, and unobtrusive activation of relevant mental representations by external, environmental stimuli. Priming research has shown that the mere, passive perception of environmental events directly triggers higher mental processes in the absence of any involvement by conscious, intentional processes. In feng shui, priming place a huge role as a direct/implicit and underlying psychological tool. All feng shui interventions have a priming effect as well as a placebo effect.
“Over 200+ studies have shown such priming effects on impression formation as well as on social behaviour. An extraordinarily wide range of behaviours can be affected by subtle environmental stimuli, such as walking speed, speech volume, academic performance, economic decisions.” John Bargh, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Yale University
Watch John Bargh talk about priming
Research on electromagnetic pollution
More on research on electromagnetic pollution
Research into feng shui
Mak, M. Y. (2004). Application of Feng Shui Knowledge to Preliminary Design Evaluation using Knowledge-Based Expert Systems Approach. PhD Thesis, University of Newcastle, Australia
He, Xiaoxin. (1998). Feng Shui: Chinese Tradition in a Manchester Context. PhD thesis. University of Manchester
Lee, S.-H. (1986). Feng Shui: Its Context and Meaning. Doctoral dissertation, Cornell University. UMI
Scientific Feng Shui for the Built Environment – Fundamentals and Case Studies
Research on dopamine and prediction
Schultz W, Dayan P, Montague PR. A neural substrate of prediction and reward. Science 275:1593-1599 (1997).
Eshel N, Bukwich M, Rao V, Hemmelder V, Tian J, Uchida N. Arithmetic and local circuitry underlying dopamine prediction errors. Nature 525:243-246 (2015).
Omelchenko N, Sesack SR. Ultrastructural analysis of local collaterals of rat ventral tegmental area neurons: GABA phenotype and synapses onto dopamine and GABA cells. Synapse 63:895-906 (2009).
Cohen JY, Haesler S, Vong L, Lowell BB, Uchida N. Neuron-type-specific signals for reward and punishment in the ventral tegmental area. Nature. 482:85-88 (2012).
Richmond, L. L., & Zacks, J. M. (2017). Constructing experience: Event models from perception to action. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21(12), 962–980.