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Neuroergonomics: The brain at work

Raja Parasuraman and Matthew Rizzo


Neuroergonomics can be defined as the study of brain and behavior at work. It combines two disciplines: neuroscience, the study of brain structure and function; and ergonomics, the study of how to match technology with the capabilities and limitations of people so they can work effectively and safely. The goal of merging these two fields is to use the startling discoveries of human brain and physiological functioning both to inform the design of technologies in the workplace and home, and to provide new training methods that enhance performance, expand capabilities, and optimize the fit betwee ... More

Keywords: brain, behavior, brain function, physiological functioning, non-invasive techniques, mental workload, visual attention, working memory, motor control, human-automation interaction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195177619
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raja Parasuraman, editor
George Mason University

Matthew Rizzo, editor
University of Iowa

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I Introduction

1 Introduction to Neuroergonomics

Raja Parasuraman, and Matthew Rizzo

II Neuroergonomics Methods

2 Electroencephalography (EEG) in Neuroergonomics

Alan Gevins, and Michael E. Smith

5 Optical Imaging of Brain Function

Gabriele Gratton, and Monica Fabiani

6 Transcranial Doppler Sonography

Lloyd D. Tripp, and Joel S. Warm

7 Eye Movements as a Window on Perception and Cognition

Jason S. McCarley, and Arthur F. Kramer

8 The Brain in the Wild

Matthew Rizzo, Scott Robinson, and Vicki Neale

III Perception, Cognition, and Emotion

9 Spatial Navigation

Eleanor A. Maguire

10 Cerebral Hemodynamics and Vigilance

Joel S. Warm, and Raja Parasuraman

11 Executive Functions

Jordan Grafman

IV Stress, Fatigue, and Physical Work

13 Stress and Neuroergonomics

Peter A. Hancock, and James L. Szalma

14 Sleep and Circadian Control of Neurobehavioral Functions

Melissa M. Mallis, Siobhan Banks, and David F. Dinges

15 Physical Neuroergonomics

Waldemar Karwowski, Bohdana Sherehiy, Wlodzimierz Siemionow, and Krystyna Gielo-Perczak

V Technology Applications

16 Adaptive Automation

Mark W. Scerbo

17 Virtual Reality and Neuroergonomics

Joseph K. Kearney, Matthew Rizzo, and Joan Severson

19 Neural Engineering

Ferdinando A. Mussa-Ivaldi, Lee E. Miller, W. Zev Rymer, and Richard Weir

VI Special Populations

20 EEG-Based Brain-Computer Interface

Gert Pfurtscheller, Reinhold Scherer, and Christa Neuper

21 Artificial Vision

Dorothe A. Poggel, Lotfi B. Merabet, and Joseph F. Rizzo III

23 Medical Safety and Neuroergonomics

Matthew Rizzo, Sean McEvoy, and John Lee

VII Conclusion

24 Future Prospects for Neuroergonomics

Matthew Rizzo, and Raja Parasuraman