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Dr. Hancock is Selected as IEEE Fellow

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.


NASA & Buzz Aldrin


Peter Hancock has been collaborating with NASA and researching the relationship of cognitive workload and sleep scheduling in space missions.


Book Reviewed: The Cambridge Handbook of Applied Perception Research

Hoffman, R. R., Hancock, P. A., Scerbo, M. W., & Szalma, J. L. (Eds.). (2015). The Cambridge handbook of applied perception research. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1107072909 doi:10.1177/0301006615602592
Reviewed by: John L. Barbur, The Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Vision Sciences, Applied Vision Research Centre, School of Health Sciences, City University London, UK.

IEA Elsevier John Wilson Award

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.


Hoax Springs Eternal

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.


Interview by Ramsen Shamon for Medill News Service

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.