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Neuroergonomics: A Perspective from Neuropsychology, with a Proposal about Workload

Department of Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
Academic Editors: Edmund Wascher, Stefan Arnau and Thorsten Plewan
Brain Sci. 2021, 11(5), 647;
Received: 26 March 2021 / Revised: 2 May 2021 / Accepted: 11 May 2021 / Published: 15 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Perspectives on Neuroergonomics)
In a brief overview of neuroergonomics, including some personal reminiscences of Raja Parasuraman, it is recognized that the field of human factors and ergonomics has benefitted greatly from the inclusion and integration of neuroscientific methods and theory. It is argued that such synergistic success can work in the other direction as well with the inclusion of methods and theory of human factors by a neuro field, in this case, neuropsychology. More specifically, it is proposed that neuropsychology can benefit from the inclusion of workload measures and theory. Preliminary studies on older adults, persons living with HIV, and patients with a traumatic brain injury or multiple sclerosis, are reviewed. As an adjunct measure to neuropsychological tests, the construct of workload seems perfectly suited to provide an additional vector of information on patient status, capturing some of the large individual differences evident in clinical populations and facilitating the early detection of cognitive change. View Full-Text
Keywords: neuroergonomics; neuropsychology; workload neuroergonomics; neuropsychology; workload
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