Performance Research Laboratory (PeRL)

The Performance Research Laboratory (PeRL)

The Performance Research Laboratory (PeRL) primarily studies human vigilance and individual differences. There are two general programs of research conducted within the lab:

  1. The study of individual differences as they relate to performance, workload, and stress associated with performing vigilance tasks
  2. Advances in signal detection theory (specifically, fuzzy signal detection theory–FSDT). Most of our research focuses on tasks involving signal/threat detection (e.g., friend/foe identification, shoot/no-shoot decisions in law enforcement and military scenarios).

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