Perception before Cognition
Claustrophobia can be created through architecture, but architecture can also act as a form of therapy for claustrophobia. Claustrophobia is an extreme irrational fear of being in confined spaces, and classified as an anxiety disorder.
A range of scientific research suggests that claustrophobia can be reduced by identifying different situations that trigger undue anxiety. This process consists of cognitive behavioural therapy, meditation, virtual reality and floatation.