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Experience, Visual Attention, and Situation Awareness - Learnings from Cyclists and E-Sports

Presented by Dr Rachael Wynne from University of Newcastle

Situation awareness is an important component of many aspects of our daily life. In road safety research, poor situation awareness is a key contributory factor in crashes.

Situation awareness is intrinsically linked to our allocation of visual attention; which is influenced by our degree of experience in certain situations.

This presentation summarises the work of two honours projects, both investigating the impact of experience on the allocation of visual attention and situation awareness. One relating to cyclists and their ability to detect hazards, and the second on e-sports and how "real-world" exposure to the game can impact the way in which e-sports games are played.

About the speaker

Dr Rachael Wynne is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences at The University of Newcastle, Australia and a Visiting Research Fellow in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Southampton, UK.

Her primary research interests are in the field of cognitive psychology and human factors, studying how we visually engage with the world around us, and how our experiences and expectations guide our visual search and situation awareness.

Rachael has applied this to the areas of driving (learner drivers, cyclists, distraction, and hazard perception), aviation (how pilots engage with new technologies) and esports (comparing different aspects of playing experience).

Date Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Time 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Audience Public,Staff,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students
Event Type Seminar
CampusDunedin
DepartmentPsychology
LocationWilliam James Building, Seminar Room 1.03, Dunedin
CostFree
Contact NameNarun Pat
Contact Phone+64 3 479 7645
Contact Emailnarun.pat@otago.ac.nz
Websitehttps://www.otago.ac.nz/psychology/index.html

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