The Department of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology helps students understand the interactions of humans with other elements of a system. Human Factors is concerned with the application of what we know about people, their abilities, characteristics, and limitations to the design of equipment they use, environment in which they function, and the jobs they perform.

From neuroscience to human factors psychology, Embry-Riddle is the only university in the U.S. — and possibly the world — offering a master's and a Ph.D. degree program in Human Factors as well as bachelor's degrees in Human Factors Psychology and 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
  • Health Care
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Neuroscience
  • Ergonomics
  • Physiology
  • Human-Computer Interaction

The programs emphasize the application of human factors and neuroscience principles with real-world scenarios and environments. An eclectic faculty — research and experimental psychologists, neuroscientists, and physiologists — work with undergraduate and graduate students in the full spectrum of related activities.

Students are encouraged to participate in research labs in areas such as aerospace physiology, applied cognition and training, applied perception and performance, game-based research, pilot performance, healthcare and user experience. Through these labs, students have access to a variety of technology to explore:

  • Flight simulation
  • Health Care Simulation
  • Biometrics
  • Virtual Reality Equipment
  • Driving Simulation
  • Eye Tracking
  • Brain Activity
  • User Experience Measurement

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Learn about human factors research published by Embry-Riddle professors and students.

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The department offers a wide range of research and state-of-the-art lab facilities.

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2021-2022 Newsletter

Read the latest version of the Human Factors and Behavioral Neurology Newsletter.