Peter Hancock, a UCF Psychology Pegasus Professor and University Trustee Chair, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow.
His appointment, beginning January 2017, is in recognition of his contributions to adaptive human-systems engineering.
Adaptive human-systems use direct information from on-line brain physiological monitoring.
The Dean of UCF’s College of Business Administration comments on Dr. Hancock’s graduate mentoring of Robert Stephens, the creator of Best Buy’s Geek Squad.
Peter A. Hancock, D.Sc., Ph.D.
Author of Hoax Springs Eternal: The Psychology of Cognitive Deception, a book that defines and explains cognitive deception and explores its prominent potential historical instances
Peter Hancock has been collaborating with NASA and researching the relationship of cognitive workload and sleep scheduling in space missions.
The IEA Elsevier John Wilson Award is endorsed by the journal Applied Ergonomics and recognizes major contributions in the field of applied ergonomics to the actual design of work, systems, technologies and environment, which lead to improvements in system performance and well-being.
Unlike sleights of hand, which fool the senses, sleights of mind challenge cognition. This book defines and explains cognitive deception and explores six prominent potential historical instances of it: the Cross of King Arthur, Drake’s Plate of Brass, the Kensington Runestone, the Vinland Map, the Piltdown Man, and the Shroud of Turin.
Peter Hancock, a professor of psychology at the University of Central Florida discusses the connection between what one sees and the functions of the brain: “All of reality occurs inside the brain. And so, something that occurs inside the brain whether it’s due to a pathology or not, or whether it’s due to an external problem in the environment is just as real to those people as what we normally think of as real experiences.