Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS - December
2007 - Number 5
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Brief Book Review: Neuroergonomics: The Brain at Work
24 excellent contributions on Neuroergonomics or “the study of brain and behavior at work” from a selected group of experts are gathered in this 430 pages book edited by Raja Parasuraman and Matthew Rizzo. It is hard to select a chapter or section for a short book review since all of them are very interesting and give good insight on how brains function when people are under stress, fatigue or other special conditions. However I would stress my particular interest in chapters III and IV. Chapter III (Perception, Cognition and Emotion) includes four articles: Spatial Navigation, Cerebral Hemodynamics and Vigilance, Executive Functions and the Neurology of Emotions and feeling, and their role in Behavioral Decisions. Chapter IV (Stress, Fatigue, and Physical Work) offers 4
articles: Stress and Neuroergonomics, Sleep and Circadian Control of Neurobehavioral Functions and Physical Neuroergonomics. In Chapters II and V of the book other aspects of Neuroergonomics technology and methods are effectively covered. And finally Chapter VI covers Neuroergonomics and Special Populations. Understanding how a
Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) system allows users to interact with their environment without use of muscular activity, having an overview of research on retinal prostheses and artificial vision and understand
how various disorders caused by lesions in the central neuron system can be compensated or lessened by a variety of new strategies and devices is quite enlightening. Should you be involved in advance research in the field of human factors and ergonomics, a novice professional in the field or just interested in knowing more about our brain functions and behavior, you would love this book. The accessibility and clarity of the text, an extensive imageries provided with the each section, and a comprehensive glossary make the book easy to read and understandable to all types of readers. It is certainty a “must have” book.
Neuroergonomics: The Brain At Work, Raja Parasuraman and Matthew Rizzo, Oxford University Press, 2007. 430 pages. ISBN 978-0-19-517761-4
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Specialized Journal and Newsletters
"Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin," Volume 50, Number 11, November 2007.
“NIOSH eNews Web page,” Volume 5, Number 6, October 2007.
“International Ergonomics Association”, No. 16 – October 2007.
“The Health and Safety Report,” Volume 5, Issue 9 - September 2007.
“DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS,” Issue 70, October 2007.
Respiratory Disease Among Employees in Microwave Popcorn Processing Plants
United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration
“World of Work 60, Aug. 2007 - Green jobs: Climate change in the world of work, Working time around the world...,” International Labor Organization, August 2007
In the Press
“Autism Caught on Tape: COMPUTER SCIENTISTS USE TECHNOLOGY TO HELP CHILDREN WITH AUTISM,” HFES, November 1, 2007
“Computer Scientists Create New Technology for Elderly Owners,” HFES, November 1, 2007
“Study: Brains in ADHD Kids Mature Later,” NPR,org, November 12, 2007
“Nike Debuts 'Air Native' for Native Americans,” NPR.ORG, September 27, 2007
“Don't text and drive,” CNN.COM, November 12, 2007
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10 – 12: HWWE 2007: Humanizing Work and Work Environment, Bhopal, India
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3-12: The Third International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology & Automation (IETA 2007)
July 6-9, 2008: The 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction. Seoul, Korea.
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