Causal Attribution and Control: Between Consciousness and Psychical Half-Shadow Application to Flight Operations

  • Bruno Berberian
  • Jean-Cristophe Sarrazin
  • Laurent Chaudron
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8025)


The key of the development of HMI technologies lies in the acquisition of knowledge and the integration of disciplines by industrials that are in the scope of cognitive neurosciences. The purpose of this paper is to provide new models to be applied in human centered design loops for cockpit in aeronautics. Two different problems are introduced: (1) the purpose of consciousness in action control, (2) the transformation induced by automation in term of agency. For each of this problem, we detail how the problem is currently tackled by cognitive ergonomics society, and how neurosciences could help in the comprehension of the different mechanisms involved. Perspectives are proposed for each of this issue.


Action Control Agency Automation Cognition Consciousness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Berberian
    • 1
  • Jean-Cristophe Sarrazin
    • 1
  • Laurent Chaudron
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems Control and Flight Dynamics DepartmentONERASalon de ProvenceFrance

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