Nazan Aksan , PhD
I study driving safety in at-risk populations including healthy and diseased aging, obstructive sleep apnea. This research will expand to include adolescents. Driving safety assessments include multiple platforms including simulation, real-world driving with instrumented vehicles, and black-box technology in participants’ own vehicles. EEG, peripheral physiology, and eye-trackers are integrated into our simulation environment permitting enriched assessments of self-regulation of attention. I also have strong interests in individual differences specifically how personality and affective factors relevant to risk-taking intersect with attentional self-regulation to influence driving safety. A better understanding of self-regulatory processes and how they bear on tactical and strategic decisions that bear on driving safety will inform intervention efforts to improve safety outcomes and public policy.