Applied Cognitive Neuroscience
The major research interest is in the cognitive neuroscience of attentional networks in the brain, particularly as they relate to driving performance. This includes doing research on “looked-but-failed to-see” driver errors, from fMRI and MEG brain imaging to driving simulator to on-road studies. We have received funding from two major automotive companies, and are looking to increase collaboration between the automotive industry and Wayne State University in general. We have recently become interested in the effects of aging and cognitive impairment on driving performance and are seeking additional research funding and collaboration opportunities in that area.