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A Psychological Solution Prevents Rubbernecking

An accident on the side of the road can distract drivers, leading to traffic jams. Blocking the view can help keep drivers’ eyes on the road and traffic moving. ... More>


Attention to Angry Faces May Predict Future Depression

A prospective study using eye-tracking technology shows that an attentional bias toward angry faces predicts future depressive episodes among women with a history of depression. ... More>


Imagination Beats Practice in Boosting Visual Search Performance

Practice may not make perfect, but visualization might. People who imagined a visual target were faster at finding it in a display than those who did an actual practice run. ... More>


Does Video Game Driving Translate to Real-World Skills?

Using eye-tracking data, researchers investigate whether popular racing video games develop skills that help players avoid danger out on the road. ... More>


Want to Grab Drivers’ Attention? Use Road Signs Showing More Action

Simply modifying road signs to show more action—a figure running instead of walking—may dramatically increase driver safety. ... More>