A neuroergonomic approach to monitor cognition in complex real-life
Neuroergonomics is an emerging field of interdisciplinary research that
promotes the understanding of the brain in complex real-life activities.
This approach merges knowledge and methods from human factors, cognitive
psychology, system engineering, and cognitive neuroscience. Accurate and
reliable mental state assessment of human operators during use of
complex systems is a prime goal of neuroergonomics that aims to measure
the “brain at work”. Understanding the underlying neurocognitive
processes of such interaction could be used to improve safety and
efficiency of the overall human-machine pairing. We will present recent
research conducted at ISAE-SUPAERO using a variety of neuroimaging
techniques ranging from fMRI to ultra-portable EEG and fNIRS devices to
monitoring cortical activity from well controlled to out-of-the-lab
conditions. We will focus on the challenges, common pitfalls and future
directions that drive this exciting field of research.