Nazan Aksan, Ph.D.

Nazan Aksan, Ph.D.
Research Scientist/Engineer
Neuro-Neuropsychology Lab
Research focus: 

Self-regulatory processes in driving safety of at-risk populations.


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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.

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