To understand human performance on the battlefield, we must first understand the nature of human performance dimensions. Biopsychology is the study of human "hardware" - the nervous, endocrine, and muscular systems, with particular emphasis on the nervous system. By gaining a better understanding of human "hardware," we can design more effective human machine interfaces.
How is it that we come to know what we know? And how do you remember information when it really counts, such as in the heat of battle? The laboratory work deals with cognitive theory and application, including various models of attention, perception, memory, knowledge, decision-making, and artificial intelligence. Emphasis is placedin practical military applications in such areas as pattern recognition and target detection, text processing, visual search, and associated problems.