2001-2010


Can Technology Create Instant Experts?

Citation:
Hancock, G.M., & Hancock, P.A. (2010). Can technology create instant experts. The Ergonomist, 480, 4-5.

Abstract:
Here, we examine the potential for this rate and level of technologically-supported development of expertise. Our present question concerns how technology can facilitate expertise and how, in their turn, experts can act then to influence the development of human machine symbiosis.


Cross-modal Congruency Benefits for Combined Tactile and Visual Signalling

Citation:
Merlo, J.L., Duley, A.R., & Hancock, P.A. (2010). Cross-modal congruency benefits for combined tactile and visual signalling. American Journal of Psychology, 123(4), 413-424.

Abstract:
This series of experiments tested the assimilation and efficacy of tactile messages that were created based on five common military arm and hand signals.


The Abbreviated Vigilance Task and Cerebral Hemodynamics

Citation:
Helton, D., Hollander, T., Warm, J.S., Tripp, L.D., Parsons, K., Matthews, G., Dember, W.N., Parasuraman, R., & Hancock, P.A. (2007). The abbreviated vigilance task and cerebral hemodynamics. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 29(5), 545-552.

Abstract:
Transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) and transcranial cerebral oximetry (TCCO) measures of cerebral blood flow velocity and oxygenation levels were collected during an abbreviated 12-min vigilance task.


On the Process of Automation Transition in Multitask Human-Machine System

Citation:
Hancock, P.A. (2007). On the process of automation transition in multi-task human-machine systems. Transaction of the IEEE on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A: Humans and Systems, 37(4), 586-598.

Abstract:
This paper examined the effects of different forms of automation invocation, the reconfiguration of the task display when automated, and the influence of the specific modality that warned of the manual/automation transition on the operator performance.


Effects of Carbon Dioxide Inhalation on Psychomotor and Mental Performance During Exercise and Recovery

Citation:
Vercruyssen, M., Kamon, E., & Hancock, P.A. (2007). Effects of carbon dioxide inhalation on psychomotor and mental performance during exercise and recovery. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 13(1), 15-27.

Abstract:
On separate days, 6 highly trained participants performed psychomotor tests while breathing for 60 min 3 carbon dioxide (CO2) mixtures (room air, 3% CO2, or 4% CO2) prior to, between, and following two 15-min treadmill exercise bouts (70% VO2max).


Provocation: Is The UAV Control Ratio the Right Question?

Citation:
Hancock, P. A., Mouloua, M., Gilson, R., Szalma, J., & Oron-Gilad, T. (2007). Provocation: Is the UAV Control Ratio the Right Question?. Ergonomics in Design, 15(1), 7.

Excerpt:
     There are a variety of ongoing attempts to generate unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies to exploit the advantages that these semiautomated and automated airborne platforms promise to render.


Neuroergonomics: Harnessing the Power of Brain Scinece for HF/E

Citation:
Parasuraman, R., & Hancock, P.A. (2004). Neuroergonomics: Harnessing the power of brain science for human factors and ergonomics. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin, 47(12), 1.

Excerpt:
     During its relatively short history, human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) has been associated with shifting approaches to its basic science and practice.


Enhancing Strategic Studies for Homeland Defense

Citation:
Hancock, P.A. (2005). Enhancing strategic studies for homeland defense. Human Factors and Ergonomic Society Bulletin, 48(1), 1.

Excerpt:
     In the rolling hills of Mystic, Connecticut, and the enviable environs of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, individuals from government, military, industry, and academia gathered November 16-18, 2004, to examine the viability of pedagogical efforts to address strategic studies for homeland security.


Growing Our Applications

Citation:
Hancock, P.A., Larson, N.L.J., & Hendrick, H.W. (2004). Growing our applications. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin, 47(5), 4.

Excerpt:
     The downward spiral in the national economy that has negatively affected employment and budgetary issues in public and private organizations has had a similar impact on the human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) profession.


Memory as a String of Pearls.

Citation:
Hancock, P.A., & Shahnami, N. (2010). Memory as a string of pearls. Kronoscope, 10, 77-82.

Abstract:
Which representational metaphor one chooses serves to exert a powerful influence upon how we conceive of and subsequently think about time. In the human perception of time, one of the most critical faculties is that of memory, since it appears that we remember the past and anticipate the future while simultaneously experiencing the present.