ARL Posts

Cross-Frequency Coupling Methodology May Help Cybernetics Modeling

1 Nov 2016

We are reading the paper ‘Is Perception Discrete or Continuous’ by VanRullen and Koch (2003). This paper hypothesizes that the brain uses cross-frequency coupling to produce working memory and sequence production. Cross-frequency coupling has since become a common metric used to analyze EEG and MEG and may provide a valuable tool in understanding and developing models of human adaptation.

Using Gamification to Promote Adherence in Long-Term Monitoring

14 Nov 2016

The THVP project is taking a challenge of attempting to understand human variability over long time periods in real world settings. One of the critical problems they will face is minimizing attrition of volunteers over the course of long-term data collection. A possible solution to this issue may arise from focusing on the timing and frequency of rewards being provided to volunteers for their participation.

Exercise tracking applications represent an example of technology that has made use of this approach for motivating users.

Team Members Accepted to Light City Art Festival

7 Nov 2016

Several of the CAST team were part of a winning proposal to present a display at Light City, an art festival running Mar 31 to Apr 8, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. Their design adapts light displays to the amplitude and frequency of human voices. Congratulations to Alfred Yu, Margaret Duff, Cortney Bradford, and Dave Hairston who are now professional artists in their personal lives.

Innovative Crew Capabilities Workshop

1 Nov 2016

CAST is co-sponsoring an invitation-only workshop December 6-7 on envisioning future military capability needs for vehicle-based crews. The focus is on envisioned capabilities enabled by future crew technologies that leverage greater human-autonomy teaming and advances in human-technology interfaces. The meeting will be held as part of the Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting Series.