Measuring Mental Workload Variations in Office Work Tasks using fNIRS

The motivation behind using physiological measures to estimate cognitive activity is typically to build technology that can help people to understand themselves and their work, or indeed for systems to do so and adapt. While functional Near Infrared …

A comparison of mental and visual load resulting from semi-automated and conventional forest forwarding: An experimental machine simulation study

The purpose of the present study was to extend the knowledge of functional linkages between visual and mental load, performance, and prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity, during forestry forwarding work. Eleven healthy participants, range 21–51 years …

Prefrontal cortex activation upon a demanding virtual hand-controlled task: A new frontier for neuroergonomics

Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a non-invasive vascular-based functional neuroimaging technology that can assess, simultaneously from multiple cortical areas, concentration changes in oxygenated-deoxygenated hemoglobin at the level …