Daniela Barragan

Daniela Barragan

Daniela Barragan

Graduate Research Assistant

Driver Inattention, Mental Workload, and Perception

Daniela received a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and an M.A. in Human Factors & Applied Cognition from George Mason University. She spent her first four years in the doctoral program working with Dr. Carryl Baldwin in the Auditory Research Group and the Mason Transportation Institute. Currently, Daniela is a doctoral student working with Dr. Yi-Ching Lee in the Health Behaviors Lab.

Daniela previously worked as a research analyst in the Transportation Research Safety Department at Westat. While at George Mason University, She has worked on several federally-funded research projects, was awarded an individual research grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and has received several academic scholarships.

Additionally, Daniela has maintained active involvement in extracurricular activities at George Mason University including her positions as treasurer for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Student Group, president of the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Student Group, webmaster for the HFAC program, ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Mason Graduate Research, and a previously appointed position on the OSCAR Student Scholarly Activities Committee.

 

Selected Publications

Baldwin, C. L., Roberts, D. M., Barragan, D., Lee, J. D., Lerner, N., & Higgins, J. S. (2017). Detecting and quantifying mind wandering during simulated drivingFrontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00406

Robinson, E., Lerner, N., Singer, J., Barragan, D., Kulbicki, K., Kline, J., & Kellman, D. (2017). Travel Time Displays at Freeway Entrance Approaches. (Tech. Report FHWA-HRT-16-059). Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration.

Barragan, D., Roberts, D. M., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). Validation of the attention-related driving errors scale (ARDES) in an English-speaking sampleHuman Factors, 58(8), 1262-1274.

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Barragan, D., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2016). Multiple interpretations of long-term working memory theory: Reply to Delaney and Ericsson (2016)Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(10), 1410-1411.

Foroughi, C. K., Barragan, D., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2016). Interrupted reading and working memory capacityJournal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5(4), 395–400.

Robinson, E., Barragan, D., Dembowski, D., Szymkowski, T., Miller, S., Golembiewski, G., & Ferezan, S. (2015). Human Factors Guidelines for Transportation Management Centers (TMCs). (Tech. Report). Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration.

Rog, D., Robinson, E., Barragan, D., & Nelson, J. (2015). Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Evaluation Findings. (Tech. Report). Washington, DC: United States National Park Service.

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Barragan, D., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2015). Interruptions disrupt reading comprehensionJournal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(3), 704-709.

Expanded Publication List

Barragan, D., & Lee, Y.-C. (2018). Pre-crash driving behaviour of individuals with and without ADHDIn Proceedings of Driver Distraction and Inattention.

Alsaid, A., Lee, J., Roberts, D., Barragan, D., & Baldwin, C. (2018). Looking at mind wandering during driving through the windows of PCA and t-SNE. In Proceedings of Human Factors.

Barragan, D., Roberts, D. M., Chong, S. D., & Baldwin, C. L. (2017). Comparing methods of detecting mind wandering while driving. In Proceedings of the 9th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design.

Barragan, D. (2017). Detecting the wandering mind during simulated driving.  Presentation at the George Mason University Human Factors and Applied Cognition Brown Bag, Fairfax, VA.

Barragan, D., Roberts, D. M., Chong, S. D., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). Exploring mind wandering while drivingIn Proceedings of the 60th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.

Barragan, D., Monfort, S. S., Kelly, S. P., & Christian, M. (2016). Ergonomic risk factor assessment and mitigation for employees at a university gymIn Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference. 

Roberts, D. M., Barragan, D., Chong, S. D., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). ECG, pupillometry, and eye gaze measures of mindwandering across tasks. In Proceedings of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting.

Barragan, D., Roberts, D. M., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). English validation of the attention-related driving errors scale (ARDES) and its correlates. In Proceedings of 2nd Edition International Symposium on Somnolence, Vigilance, and Safety.

Roberts, D. M., Barragan, D., Tweedie, D. W., Cantwell, J., Lipshie, N., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). Indices of internal distractions during simulated driving and the sustained attention to response task. In Proceedings of 2nd Edition International Symposium on Somnolence, Vigilance, and Safety.

Foroughi, C. K., Wren, W. C., Barragan, D., Mead, P., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2015). Assessing mental rotation ability in a virtual environment with an Oculus Rift. In Proceedings of the 59th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 

Garcia, A., Barragan, D., Tanangco, E., Roberts, D., & Baldwin, C. (2014). Auditory-spatial executive function across spatial frames of reference. Poster presented at the 58th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.

Grants and Fellowships

Recent Presentations

Barragan, D., Roberts, D. M., Chong, S. D., & Baldwin, C. L. (2017). Comparing methods of detecting mind wandering while driving. In Proceedings of the 9th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design.

Barragan, D. (2017). Detecting the wandering mind during simulated driving. Presentation at the George Mason University Human Factors and Applied Cognition Brown Bag, Fairfax, VA.

Barragan, D., Roberts, D. M., Chong, S. D., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). Exploring mind wandering while drivingIn Proceedings of the 60th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.

Barragan, D., Monfort, S. S., Kelly, S. P., & Christian, M. (2016). Ergonomic risk factor assessment and mitigation for employees at a university gymIn Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference. 

Roberts, D. M., Barragan, D., Chong, S. D., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). ECG, pupillometry, and eye gaze measures of mindwandering across tasks. In Proceedings of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting.

Barragan, D., Roberts, D. M., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). English validation of the attention-related driving errors scale (ARDES) and its correlates. In Proceedings of 2nd Edition International Symposium on Somnolence, Vigilance, and Safety.

Roberts, D. M., Barragan, D., Tweedie, D. W., Cantwell, J., Lipshie, N., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). Indices of internal distractions during simulated driving and the sustained attention to response task. In Proceedings of 2nd Edition International Symposium on Somnolence, Vigilance, and Safety.

Foroughi, C. K., Wren, W. C., Barragan, D., Mead, P., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2015). Assessing mental rotation ability in a virtual environment with an Oculus Rift. In Proceedings of the 59th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 

Garcia, A., Barragan, D., Tanangco, E., Roberts, D., & Baldwin, C. (2014). Auditory-spatial executive function across spatial frames of reference. Poster presented at the 58th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.

In the Media

Science Daily - Mind wandering is common during driving