The Aging, Perception & Performance Lab (APPL) is interested in aging, perception, and the performance of complex everyday tasks like driving.
In collaboration with other researchers we have investigated how age-related changes in vision affect both driving performance and driver detection of pedestrians. Also, our research has investigated how the effects of simulated visual impairment like cataracts affect the ability of listeners to understand spoken speech in noisy environments. Our team also investigates how driver distraction caused by talking or texting on a cellular phone affects vehicle control and driver ability to detect hazards. Contact: Dr. Alex Chaparro.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment to speak with a faculty member, contact:
Alex Chaparro, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Factors
Department of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Office number: 386-226-4826