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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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