Our department consists of 20,000 square feet of laboratory space and meeting rooms. Each faculty member maintains a research laboratory. Our research equipment supports studies with EEG, Virtual Environments, Interactive technology, and Simulation (VERITAS; housed in the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base WBAFB). Collaboration with WBAFB and nearby medical facilities provides access to specialized research equipment.
The department maintains several general laboratories to support teaching and research, including four Apple computer laboratories. The department also has a variety of other general-purpose facilities for individual and small group testing. These include audio-visual equipment for taping or presenting information to groups, observation rooms with one-way windows, and portable equipment for field research.
Faculty members also maintain their specialized computational facilities for research. Department researchers are actively pursuing and obtaining grants; the laboratory computational facilities are extensive and diverse.
The Wright State University Libraries' collections are among the largest in the Dayton metropolitan area. In addition, the University Libraries are a member of OhioLink. Through this membership the Libraries have access to an important array of electronic resources, as well as to 48 million books and other library materials house in academic libraries and research institute throughout the state.
Current research activities and projects being carried out by program faculty and/or students:
Faculty research interests span neurophysiological mechanisms to multi-person collaborative work, including neuroergonomics, sensory and attentional processes, stress, visual-spatial functions, memory, executive control, expertise, decision making, reasoning, language, strategic interaction, affect, and teamwork. Research methods include experimentation and field studies, and employ brain imaging, mathematical modeling, computational cognitive architectures, statistics, task and work analysis. Research findings inform applications in training, assessment, human-computer interaction, intelligent interfaces, trust in autonomy, and aging. Many ongoing projects are interdisciplinary collaborations with defense, medicine, computer science and engineering.