Eva Wiese Joining the HFAC Department We are happy to announce that Eva Wiese will be joining the HFAC Department as Assistant Professor, starting in Fall 2013: Information on her Research Interests
CENTEC winner of 16th Annual Award for Scholarship (Fall 2012) The Center of Excellence in Neuroergonomics, Technology, and Cognition (CENTEC) was recently announced as one of the winners of the 16th Annual Award for Scholarship by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS): Dueck, CENTEC Win 16th Annual Award for Scholarship
Recent Publication by Falcone et al featured by GMU (Summer 2012) A recent study published in PLos ONE , by Brian Faclone, Raja Parasuraman, and colleagues Brian Coffman and Vincent Clark from the University of New Mexico has been featured by GMU: New Study Shows Learning Benefits from Brain Stimulation
GMU Features New Text By Dr. Greenwood and Dr. Parasuraman (Spring 2012) GMU has featured the new text on Cogntive Aging by Dr. Pam Greenwood and Dr. Raja Parasuraman: Healthy Habits May Lead to a Sharper Mind in Old Age, Psychologists Find
New Text on Auditory Cognition (Spring 2012) 'Auditory Cognition and Human Performance: Research and Applications' by Dr. Carryl Baldwin has recently been published by CRC Press:
Hearing and understanding sound — auditory processing — greatly enriches everyday life and enhances our ability to perform many tasks essential to survival. The complex soundscape in which we live influences where we direct our attention, how we communicate with each other, and how we interact with technological systems. Auditory Cognition and Human Performance: Research and Applications explores how we accomplish this no less than remarkable task. It provides an overview of key auditory sensation and perception topics and mental workload theory, providing those who may be unfamiliar with these topics a foundation on which to understand applied auditory cognition.
New Text on Cognitive Aging (Spring 2012) 'Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind' by Dr. Pam Greenwood and Dr. Raja Parasuraman has recently been published by the MIT Press:
Although our physical abilities clearly decline as we age, cognitive decline in healthy old age is neither universal nor inevitable. In Nurturing the Older Brain, Pamela Greenwood and Raja Parasuraman show that scientific research does not support the popular notion of the inexorable and progressive effects of cognitive aging in all older adults. They report that many adults maintain a high level of cognitive function into old age and that certain experiential and lifestyle factors--including education, exercise, diet, and opportunities for new learning--contribute to the preservation of cognitive abilities.
Distracted Driving Presentation Featured by ABC 7 & NPR (Spring 2011) HFAC students Ewart de Visser, Haneen Saqer, and Jon Strohl demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving to an auditorium of Westfield High Schoolers. See the video from ABC 7 and listen to the story from NPR.
New HFAC Faculty Member (Fall 2010) We are delighted to announce that Dr. Tyler Shaw will join the faculty as Assistant Professor in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition program. Dr. Shaw has research interests in vigilance, Transcranial Doppler Sonography, and individual differences in stress and human performance.
Goodbye to HFAC Faculty Members (Spring 2010) We are very sorry to announce that Dr. Chris Monk and Dr. Maria Kozhevnikov have left the Arch Lab and the HFAC Program as of January 2010. We wish them both well in their new positions.