Broadly defined as the science and technology of systems responding to neural processes in the brain, neuroadaptive systems (NASs) has become a rapidly developing area of study. One of the first books available in this emerging area, Neuroadaptive Systems: Theory and Applications synthesizes knowledge about human behavior, cognition, neural processing, and technology and how it can be used to optimize the design, development, modeling, simulation, and applications of complex neuro-based systems.
Balancing coverage of theory and applications, the book examines the general aims of NASs and how neurogenomics can be applied in training applications. It includes important results and findings gathered from approximately two decades of brain computer interaction research. But more than this, the book details the underlying rationale for using NASs compared to other kinds of human-machine systems and raises questions and concerns about budding neuro-scientific areas that gives insight into the way humans may interact with neuro-technological systems in the future.
With contributions from international professionals and researchers, this book presents state-of-the-art developments in neuroscience, human factors, and brain activity measurement. Packed with models, case studies, research results, and illustrations, it discusses approaches to understanding the functions of neuronal networks, and then explores challenges and applications of neuroadaptive systems. It provides tools for future development and the theory to support it.
Section I Approaches to Understanding of the Neural Network’s Functions
Psychological Constructs versus Neural Mechanisms: Different Perspectives for Advanced Research of Cognitive Processes and Development of Neuroadaptive Technologies
Joanna Trzopek, Magdalena Fafrowicz, Tadeusz Marek, and Waldemar Karwowski
The Neural Cybernetics of Executive Control and Learning
Phan Luu, Don M. Tucker, and Catherine Poulsen
A New Neural Framework for Adaptive and Maladaptive Behaviors in Changeable and Demanding Environments
Koryna Lewandowska, Barbara Wachowicz, Ewa Beldzik, Aleksandra Domagalik, Magdalena Fafrowicz, Justyna Mojsa-Kaja, Halszka Oginska, and Tadeusz Marek
Object Perception versus Target-Directed Manual Actions
Gregory Króliczak, Cristiana Cavina-Pratesi, and Mary-Ellen Large
The Neural Control of Visually Guided Eye Movements
Peter H. Schiller
Sleep Deprivation and Error Negativity: A Review and Reappraisal
Section II Neuroadaptive Systems: Challenges and Applications
Augmenting Human Performance
Kay M. Stanney
Electroencephalographic Metrics of Workload and Learner Engagement
Carryl L. Baldwin, Joseph T. Coyne, and James Christensen
Brain–Computer Interfaces: Effects on Brain Activation and Behavior
Sonja C. Kleih, Steve Lukito, and Andrea Kübler
Neuroadaptive Systems: Challenges and Opportunities in Creating Symbiotic Relationships between Humans and the Machines They Use
Joseph V. Cohn and Tracey L. Wheeler
Eye-Tracking Data Analysis and Neuroergonomics
Heiner Bubb and Martin Wohlfarter
Potential Applications of Systems Modeling Language and Systems Dynamics to Simulate and Model Complex Human Brain Functions
Waldemar Karwowski, Tareq Z. Ahram, Chris Andrzejczak, Magdalena Fafrowicz, and Tadeusz Marek
Neuroethics: Considerations for a Future Embedded with Neurotechnology
Joseph R. Keebler, Grant Taylor, Elizabeth Phillips, Scott Ososky, and Lee W. Sciarini
Magdalena Fafrowicz (PhD) is an assistant professor at the Institute of Applied Psychology, Department of Neuroergonomics, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
Tadeusz Marek is professor of psychology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Chairman of the Department of Neuroergonomics and Chair of Ergonomics & Management Psychology) and at Warsaw School of Psychology in Warsaw.
Waldemar Karwowski, P.E. is Professor and Chair of the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Department at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. He holds an M.S. (1978) in Production Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland, and a Ph.D. (1982) in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University.
"I am deeply convinced that the approach and selection of topics of this book is appropriate for audiences interested in several areas; from psychology and neurophysiology to biocybernetics, because of the range of questions related to the mechanisms of behavior and the possibilities of using this knowledge in cybernetics modeling. … unique in its integration of cognitive and behavioral psychology with neurology and new biocybernetics perspectives. …"
—Danuta Koradecka, Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland
"… an excellent overview of the fast growing field of NAS with the advances in cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging methods, and computational and sensor technologies. It outlines and describes contemporary research findings and the implications of Neuroadaptive technologies with insights into the cutting edge of the field. It provides graduate students and professionals references and tools for this rapidly developing field."
—Patrick Rau, Director, Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
"… a useful review of the emerging area of neuroadaptive systems. It is increasingly clear that theories and empirical findings from neuroscience can inform the development and evaluation of new technologies to support human workers, as evidenced by the growth of the field of neuroergonomics. This volume follows in this trend and shows that systems that provide support to human operators adaptively can be made more effective if they include a neuroscience perspective."
—Raja Parasuraman, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
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