Electroencephalography (EEG) is an electrophysiological monitoring method to record electrical activity of the brain. A great deal of research has already taken place in the world, to demonstrate that activity in different areas of the brain and different frequencies of the EEG signal correspond to different cognitive states of the human operator. Examples of operator state are experiencing high workload, being concentrated, being fatigued etc.
Description NLR has recently acquired a new EEG recording device and plans to get that device operational for use in (simulator) experiments. Therefore NLR plans to execute small scale experiments in which task difficulty will be varied and EEG measured. Both the outcome of the experiments as well as the process of operating the equipment are useful knowledge that will be developed in this internship.
As an intern you will design and execute a number of these small scale experiments and report about the results. A brief literature survey will be part of the report.
Tasks to be foreseen:
o Execute literature study
o Design and execute small scale experiment(s) in which workload / fatigue / attention will be combined with EEG recordings
o Analyse data
o Report, including suggestions for next steps
o Present the outcome of the study to the department at NLR
This fulltime internship starts not later than April 18th and the duration of this assignment will be 5 to 6 months. We offer an inspiring high-tech aerospace-oriented working environment and an informal culture with room for personal initiative. You will receive a compensation for general expenditures and travel expenses. Your working location will be in Amsterdam.
o Dutch nationality
o Master student in Cognitive Psychology or equivalent
o Interest in the area of measuring the cognitive human
o Good communication skills
o Experience with EEG is optional
NLR is a leading international research centre for aerospace. Its mission is to make air transport safer, more efficient, more effective and more sustainable. Bolstered by its multidisciplinary expertise and unrivalled research facilities, NLR provides innovative and comprehensive solutions to the complex challenges of the aerospace sector. NLR’s operator performance group has a wide range of both academic and practical knowledge on operator performance and human factors (HF) in complex environments. Operator-in-the-loop studies are performed to measure the manner in which personnel conduct themselves in an operational setting (either simulated or realistic). The assessment includes operator performance aspects such as (crew) workload, (team) situation awareness, usability, visual perception, vigilance, and (eye) fatigue. Data is gathered objectively (e.g. heart rate and eye-tracking) and subjectively (e.g. through interviews, workshops and questionnaires).
For more information, please contact Maykel van Miltenburg, R&D Engineer, email@example.com, 088-5113389.
Send your application, together with you motivation letter and CV, before 31 March 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org attn. Maykel van Miltenburg.
Datum : 14/03/2019
Locatie : Amsterdam
Uren : 40
Opleidingsniveau : Master
Werkniveau : Intership
Achtergrond : Cognitive Psychology or equivalent