Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170101780 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers A/Prof Anina Rich; Dr Alexandra Woolgar; Prof Mark Wiggins; Prof Jeremy Wolfe; Prof William Helton

Brief description This project aims to identify cognitive and neural processes involved in sustaining attention to moving displays under monitoring conditions.People are poor at monitoring for rare events: they tend to miss infrequent targets. This is a problem in automated systems for transport, rail and air traffic control. If a computer error occurs, the operator needs to intervene quickly. This project will develop a tool for studying monitoring and determine patterns of brain activity that predict a lapse of attention. The results should contribute to theories of vigilance and improve performance in real-world monitoring situations.

Funding Amount $397,500

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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