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Dr. Hasan Ayaz's Research on Neuroadaptive Training in Flight Simulators Results in Closed-loop Brain Imaging To Improve Pilot Training

August 12, 2022

Hasan AyazDr. Hasan Ayaz, associate professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and colleagues co-authored the paper titled, “Neuroadaptive Training via fNIRS in Flight Simulators” (Co-authors: J.A. Mark, A.E. Kraft, M.D. Ziegler) that was recently published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroergonomics. The goal of the research is to develop and assess a novel neuroadaptive training approach using a desktop flight simulator and wearable functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) neuroimaging. The paper discusses how workload and performance can be continuously monitored during training and used to dynamically alter task difficulty to maximize engagement and learning, which supplements standard post-training assessment. This is a new way to use brain sciences and neuroimaging to improve the learning process and adapt scenarios based on an individual's brain activity in a closed loop, consistent with neuroergonomics.

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