Browse Publications Technical Papers 2005-01-0436

Mind-on-the-Drive: Real-Time Functional Neuroimaging of Cognitive Brain Mechanisms Underlying Driver Performance and Distraction 2005-01-0436

How do in-vehicle telematics devices influence mind-on-the-drive? We determined the spatio-temporal properties of the brain mechanisms during a simple visual event detection and motor response in a validated driving-like protocol. We used the safe and non-invasive brain imaging methods of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG) to locate the essential brain activated structures and their corresponding temporal dynamics. This study sets the foundation for determining the fundamental brain mechanisms by which secondary tasks (such as cell phone use) may affect the responses to visual events in a laboratory setting. Improved knowledge of the brain mechanisms underlying selective attention in such driving-like situations may give rise to methods for improving mind-on-the-drive.


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