Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
"Brain study examines submariners in training"
Old 07-31-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,616
"Brain study examines submariners in training"

I knew it had to happen sooner or later...

Brain study examines submariners in training - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times

Quote:
The lieutenants are test subjects in an ongoing Defense Advanced Research Project Agency study measuring how teams work, neurologically. The submariners in the study wear headsets that resemble skullcaps with electrodes — devices that measure the electrical activity of their brains during the simulated transit.
The idea is to use the EEG headsets to track how mentally engaged the team is in the scenario by measuring each individual’s level of brain activity. Researchers can then use the data to track the navigation team’s engagement levels moment by moment.
In addition to training submariners more effectively, the research could lead to insights about why teams fall into disorder and how to identify these signs early. Reports of collisions routinely point to distracted and unengaged watchstanders as factors that led to impending disaster.
I guess the researchers wanted to test their equipment on really big brains. Or really simple ones with little activity that's easily decrypted.

I'm sure at least one XO is hoping that his lieutenants' EEG headsets are equipped with a motivational voltage source controlled by the XO's buzzer button...
__________________

__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-31-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,074
Quote:
Reports of collisions routinely point to distracted and unengaged watchstanders as factors that led to impending disaster.
And the Navy needs to study submariner's brains to figure this out? Heck, the AF concluded that "crashes routinely point to pilots flying with insufficient ground clearance" without spending a nickel on 'brain research'...
__________________

__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 05:17 AM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
ls99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,792
Maybe they will quantify how long complete situational awareness can be maintained. Then note how deeply one gets fogged out.
__________________
There must be moderation in everything, including moderation.
ls99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 10:40 AM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
MasterBlaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,359
Did the monitor caps look like this ?


__________________
MasterBlaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 04:15 PM   #5
Full time employment: Posting here.
JakeBrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southeast USA
Posts: 548
I recently attended the funeral of a former co-worker at Megacorp. He was my trainer in my early days at Megacorp. We worked closely together for several years.

He served aboard a diesel-electric submarine during WWII. He told stories of torpedoing Japanese warships and surviving Japanese depth charge attacks.

He died at age 90. His wife had died a few years earlier. He lived alone, independently, in his house and drove his car until the day before he died.
__________________
JakeBrake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 05:04 PM   #6
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584


__________________

__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another federal annuity study Htown Harry FIRE and Money 54 07-07-2011 10:34 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:25 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.