Daniel Belyusar is a postdoctoral Research Associate at the MIT AgeLab. Dr. Belyusar brings extensive cognitive neuroscience experience in basic sensory processing, sensorimotor interactions, attention and learning to the applied human factors research of the AgeLab. He received a BA in Philosophy from the Ohio State University and an MA in Psychological Research from San Francisco State University. There he completed a large electrophysiological study of culture and consonance finding very rapid development of pre-attentive error signals to syntactic errors. He then received his MS and Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Here he used high-density electrophysiology to study eye movements, attention and the rapid sensorimotor learning necessary to maintain accurate shifts of both. In addition to academic research he worked as a Data Manager on a longitudinal study of children’s mental health services for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Dr. Belyusar continues to explore the interactions of top-down motivation and directed attention with the automatic learning and bottom-up attentional capture. His current research is focused on attention, distraction and human-machine interfaces in the vehicle.