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PUBLIC LECTURE: Reducing Distraction by Improving Driver Ability

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Abstract

Every year road accidents take a significant toll on health and well-being in WA, and results in substantial costs in lost productivity and medical care. While conventional approaches have focused on tougher law enforcement and vehicle safety technology to mitigate risk, another valuable approach is to focus on improving driver ability. In this talk, I will review work from my lab on a novel intervention program designed to reduce distraction that occurs when cognitive processing of irrelevant information leads to perceptual failures (i.e. looking without seeing). Results suggest approximately six hours of training on a simple computer task can reduce this type of distraction on simple perceptual tasks as well as improve performance in simulated driving.

Information about the speaker

Dr. Troy Visser is a faculty member in the School of Psychology at UWA. His core research interest is in human attention - cognitive mechanisms that enable us to select relevant information from the environment. This work has led to publications examining diverse areas of human perception and cognition including temporal object perception, reading, stigma, and distraction.
Speaker(s) Dr Troy Visser
Location Myer Street Lecture Theatre (2.06), Myer Building, UWA
Contact Admin Psy <[email protected]> : 64883267
Start Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:00
End Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:00
Submitted by Admin Psy <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:07
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