Understanding Brain, Cognition, and Behavior in Complex Dynamic Environments

  • Scott E. Kerick
  • Kaleb McDowell
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5638)


Many challenges remain for understanding how the human brain functions in complex dynamic environments. For example, how do we measure brain physiology of humans interacting in their natural environments where data acquisition systems are intrusive and environmental and biological artifacts severely confound brain source signals? How do we understand the full context within which the human brain is operating? How do we know which information is most meaningful to extract from the data? How can we best utilize that extracted information and what are the implications for human performance? The papers comprising this section address these questions from conceptual, technical, and applied perspectives. It is clearly seen that significant progress has been made since the inception of the Augmented Cognition program and that, to overcome these challenges, a continued multidisciplinary approach is required across basic and applied research from cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, and engineers.


electroencephalography (EEG) natural environment operational neuroscience Augmented Cognition cognitive engineering human dimension 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott E. Kerick
    • 1
  • Kaleb McDowell
    • 1
  1. 1.US Army Research LaboratoryUSA

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