Lees, M. and Cosman, J. and Lee, J. and Fricke, N. and Rizzo, M. (2010) Translating cognitive neuroscience to the driver's operational environment: A neuroergonomic approach. The American Journal of Psychology ( 123 (4)), 391-412. ISSN 0002-9556.
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Neuroergonomics provides a multidisciplinary translational approach that merges elements of neuroscience, human factors, cognitive psychology, and ergonomics to study brain structure and function in everyday environments. Driving safety, particularly that of older drivers with cognitive impairments, is a fruitful application domain for neuroergonomics. Driving makes demands on multiple cognitive processes that are often studied in isolation and so presents a useful challenge in generalizing findings from controlled laboratory tasks to predict safety outcomes. Neurology and the cognitive sciences help explain the mechanisms of cognitive breakdowns that undermine driving safety. Ergonomics complements this explanation with the tools for systematically exploring the various layers of complexity that define the activity of driving. A variety of tools, such as part task simulators, driving simulators, and instrumented vehicles, provide a window into cognition in the natural settings needed to assess the generalizability of laboratory findings and can provide an array of potential interventions to increase driving safety.
|Title:||Translating cognitive neuroscience to the driver's operational environment: A neuroergonomic approach.|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The American Journal of Psychology|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Keywords:||older drivers, hazard perception, auditory warnings|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Transport, Transport, Transport|
|HGF - Program Themes:||Terrestrial Vehicles, Terrestrial Vehicles, V SH - Verbesserung der Sicherheit im Verkehr (old)|
|DLR - Research area:||Transport, Transport, Transport|
|DLR - Program:||V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge, V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge, V SH - Verbesserung der Sicherheit im Verkehr|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||V - Assistenz für Verkehrsteilnehmer (old), V - Fahrerassistenz (old), V - Entwicklung Fahrermodell (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Transportation Systems|
|Deposited By:||Nicola Fricke|
|Deposited On:||21 Feb 2011 09:54|
|Last Modified:||23 Aug 2013 03:02|
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