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Psychology Doctoral Students Create Safe Speedometer

Psychology Doctoral Students Create Safe Speedometer

Five psychology doctoral students created a speedometer that informs drivers of safe speeds during hazardous conditions. The speedometer's safety features are based off of two years of studying drivers' habits. The projected was covered in the Washington Post.

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GMU Students Target Safe Driving

GMU Students Target Safe Driving

A team of five psychology students at the university spent the past two years studying driving habits during inclement weather and created a speedometer that alerts drivers to appropriate speeds when traveling in snow, rain and other hazardous conditions.

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Sleep isn't Priority on Campus, but Experts Say it Should Be

Sleep isn't Priority on Campus, but Experts Say it Should Be

“The best thing is to have a consistent sleep-wake schedule,” Dan Gartenberg said, a graduate student studying psychology at Mason. Gartenberg said sleep deprivation has short-term effects such as increased blood pressure and desires for fatty foods, a weakened immune system, a harder time remembering things and a decrease in sense of humor.

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Parasuraman, Thompson, and Shaw receive Nickerson Award

Parasuraman, Thompson, and Shaw receive Nickerson Award

Dr. Raja Parasuraman received the Inaugural Raymond S. Nickerson Award for Best Paper in the 2009 issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied with coauthors James Thompson and Tyler Shaw, as well as graduate students Ewart de Visser, Ellen Clarke, Ryan McGarry, and Liz Hussey.

Brain Man: Questions for Neuroergonomics Expert Raja Parasuraman

Brain Man: Questions for Neuroergonomics Expert Raja Parasuraman

Dr. Parasuraman's career is focused on mapping the limits of the human mind. With a better understanding of how we process information, the director of HFAC research at GMU hopes to improve the control mechanisms of vehicles, computer systems, and robots so that they can relate better with our own control hardware-our brain.

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