Detecting and Quantifying Mind Wandering during Simulated Driving

  title={Detecting and Quantifying Mind Wandering during Simulated Driving},
  author={Carryl L. Baldwin and Daniel M. Roberts and Daniela Barrag{\'a}n and John D. Lee and Neil D Lerner and J. Stephen Higgins},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
Mind wandering is a pervasive threat to transportation safety, potentially accounting for a substantial number of crashes and fatalities. In the current study, mind wandering was induced through completion of the same task for 5 days, consisting of a 20-min monotonous freeway-driving scenario, a cognitive depletion task, and a repetition of the 20-min driving scenario driven in the reverse direction. Participants were periodically probed with auditory tones to self-report whether they were mind… CONTINUE READING
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