Department of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology

The Department of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology helps students understand the interactions of humans with other elements of a system. From neuroscience to human factors psychology, Embry-Riddle is the only university in the U.S. — and possibly the world — offering a bachelor's, a master's, and a Ph.D. degree program in Human Factors as well as a bachelor’s in aerospace physiology.

All four degree programs within the department combine traditional academics with a rich research experience. Students study fascinating interdisciplinary topics like Psychology, Aerospace Physiology, Psychopharmacology, Ergonomics, Healthcare, and Human-Computer Interaction. The programs emphasize the application of human factors and neuroscience principles with real-world scenarios and environments.

Students are encouraged to participate in ongoing research in these interesting areas: Aerospace Physiology, Applied Cognition and Training, Applied Perception and Performance, Game-Based Research, Pilot Performance, Healthcare, and User Experience. 

Students have access to a variety of technology to explore flight simulation, biometrics, driving simulation, eye tracking, healthcare simulation, user experience measurement, and virtual reality gaming equipment. In addition, an eclectic faculty —research and experimental psychologists, neuroscientists, and physiologists — work with undergraduate and graduate students in the full spectrum of related activities.

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Learn about human factors and systems advances being developed by Embry-Riddle professors and students.

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The Human Factors and Systems Department at our Daytona Beach, FL, Campus offers state-of-the-art facilities.

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