The internship assignment
Vigilance is a mental state that influences performance and is an important factor for safety in transportation. This project aims to measure the influence of nutrition on vigilance and related cognitive skills of operators in simulated complex work environments. In your internship, you study the influence of coffee on pilot vigilance through a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over design experiment to answer the questions:
- How can a known food product (coffee) affect vigilance in a simulated complex work environment (NASA MATB-II) compared to simple lab-based tests in a group of professionals?
- To what extent can the effects of coffee on vigilance (as measured by performance on standardized cognitive tests) be generalized to professionals in more real-life complex work environments?
We are looking for two interns who together contribute to several phases of the research:
- Study design and preparation (Eye-Tracking and MATB-II)
- Data collection according to experimental protocol
- Data analysis
- Report on datacollection, analysis, results and discussion
- Presentation of internship process and results
- Reflection report
Place and duration of internship
You will do an internship of approximately 40 hours/week, from January 15 until April 16. Alternative start and end dates are negotiatiable. In light of Corona you will be working from home a lot, except during data collection.
We are looking for:
University Bachelor or Master in Psychology, Human Factors and Engineering, Applied Cognitive Psychology or similar.
- Affinity with psychological experiments
- Good command of English. Dutch is an advantage
- Good communication and writing skills
- Self-sufficient (many working from home because of Corona)
- Experience with real psychological experiment methods, techniques and tools
- A challenging internship in a high-tech working environment
- An internship allowance
Royal NLR is an ambitious knowledge institute for the last 100 years and has NLR has the will to continue innovating. Based on this motivation, we try to make the world of transport safer, more sustainable, more efficient and more effective. We are on the threshold of pioneering innovations. More than 600 passionate professionals work on research and innovation at NLR, ranging from aircraft engineers to psychologists and from mathematicians to application experts. Our location in Amsterdam has recently been renovated and a beautiful new building has been realized in Marknesse.
The department AOTS
Human factors are critical to the safety and effectiveness of air transport and military air operations. The Aerospace Operations Training and Simulation department has developed a large amount of knowledge and practical experience with human safety and effectiveness. We research training, human-machine interfaces and expected future situations.
Apply before the first of November by emailing your motivation letter, CV and gradeslist to Floris van den Oever, floris.van.den.Oever@nlr.nl.
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Datum : 15/10/2020
Locatie : Location is Amsterdam but as long as Corona measures are applied the work will be carried out remotely
Uren : 40
Opleidingsniveau : Universitair Bachelor of Master
Werkniveau : Internship
Achtergrond : Psychology | Human Factors and Engineering | Applied Cognitive Psychology of similar