Researchers road test brain fitness software

Tue, 08/10/2010

There has been a considerable amount of attention to and public interest in brain fitness programs for an aging population. Some of these programs suggest that they may improve driving performance. A team of researchers from the New England University Transportation Center and MIT AgeLab and University of Massachusetts Boston are investigating whether DriveSharp, a brain fitness program by Posit Science, changes actual driving performance or the allocation of visual attention to the road.

Director Joe Coughlin named a Fellow of the Geronotological Society of America

Tue, 08/10/2010

Dr. Joseph Coughlin, AgeLab Director, has been named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) through its Behavioral and Social Sciences Section. He was recognized for his outstanding research contributions on improving the lives of older adults and for his continuing work in the field of gerontology.

AgeLab Research Fellow Martin Lavallière wins best technical paper at CMRSC

Thu, 06/10/2010

Martin Lavallière, Research Fellow at MIT AgeLab from Laval University (Québec, Canada), received the Charles H. Miller award for best technical paper presented at the Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference (CMRSC) June 6-9 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The talk, titled “Effects of age and cognitive workload on lane choice and lane changing behavior”, was based on research he conducted at the AgeLab.


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