Neural Correlates of Older Driver Performance

This collaborative project brings together researchers from the Departments of Neuroscience/Radiology, Kinesiology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, and Engineering. The current proposal will examine the biological basis of unsafe driving behavior and examine the accuracy of brain based measures in predicting unsafe versus safe driving behavior in older drivers. The innovative approach combines neurobiological and neuropsychological metrics together with performance in a full scale driving simulator. The study proposes that three groups of individuals (adult, older adult with no crashes, and older adult with crashes) participate in perceptual-cognitive-psychomotor tests, navigate through various traffic configurations in a full scale high fidelity driving simulator and undergo fMRI scans. Neuroimaging may enable us to develop or identify neuropsychological tests that are more specific and sensitive than the current tests for identifying unsafe older drivers. Laying the foundation towards this long-term goal, the current proposal will examine the biological basis of unsafe driving behavior and examine the accuracy of brain based measures in predicting unsafe versus safe driving behavior.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research project done at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $65000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC53

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)

    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chitturi, Madhav

    Noyce, David

  • Start Date: 20150901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39248

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01556939
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC53
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 14 2015 1:00AM