CRACKLE staff publish ground-breaking paper on Situation Awareness and Human Decision-making!


Dr. Graham Edgar, Dr. Steven Baker and Prof. Di Catherwood with staff from the Centre for Research in Applied Cognition, Knowledge Learning and Emotion (CRACKLE) and the Netherlands national Fire Training HQ (IFV Brandweeracademie) have published a ground-breaking computational model about S.A. (Situation Awareness) in the highly-respected journal Ergonomics.

The model significantly advances theory and understanding about human decision-making in real-world contexts and has been rigorously tested by the team in their research with fire-service, aerospace, medical and military personnel, most recently in the Erasmus-funded FireMind project. The model details how multiple factors including “bias” and false perception of a situation can affect choices. The model and the associated computation are readily applicable to a wide range of human decision-making contexts and will provide the basis for ongoing research by the CRACKLE team in this field.

 

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