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Press Coverage for our May 2016 publication in Scientific Reports

"Dissecting Driver Behaviors Under Cognitive, Emotional, Sensorimotor, and Mixed Stressors"

 

 

UH Moment: Distracted Driving

Houston Public Media, 08 Jun 2016

A woman participating in a simulated driving experience makes that pronouncement as she veers out of her simulating driving lane.

Examining the Triggers That Lead to Distracted Driving

Houston Matters, 02 Jun 2016

Amid ongoing concern over the proliferation of texting while driving, researchers…

A ‘sixth sense’ may protect drivers, except while texting - Tech News | The Star Online

The Star Online, 02 Jun 2016

'Don't text and drive: Steering became more jittery than normal in all four stressful conditions, but lane deviations only…

Texting more distracting while driving than talking on the phone

Houston Chronicle, 27 May 2016

University of Houston computer science professor Ioannis Pavlidis, is among a handful…

Texting While Driving Might Derail Your Brains Autopilot

Latest Nigerian News, 27 May 2016

Whether it's kids squabbling in the back seat, work stress, or your phone constantly pinging...

Texting while driving might derail your brain's 'autopilot'

CNN.com, 26 May 2016

Whether it's kids squabbling in the back seat, work stress, or your phone constantly pinging...

Why we can’t process driving and texting

The Boston Globe, 23 May 2016

More and more Massachusetts residents are texting while driving, according to recent state data showing that...

Drivers' 'Sixth Sense' Doesn't Protect When Texting

newsmax.com, 23 May 2016

A coping mechanism that keeps part of the brain’s attention on the road and the steering wheel lets...

Sixth-sense that helps us cope with distractions while driving is disabled when texting

Sign of the Times, 22 May 2016

A coping mechanism that keeps part of the brain's attention on the road and the steering wheel lets...

A 'sixth sense' may protect drivers, except while texting

Guyana Chronicle, 22 May 2016

A coping mechanism that keeps part of the brain’s attention on the road and the steering wheel lets...

A '‘sixth sense' may protect drivers, except while texting

Deccan Chronicle, 21 May 2016

A coping mechanism that keeps part of the brain's attention on the road and the steering wheel lets...

A ‘sixth sense’ may protect drivers, except while texting

Health Medicinenet, 20 May 2016

A coping mechanism that keeps part of the brain's attention on the road and the steering wheel lets...

A ‘sixth sense’ may protect drivers, except while texting

Channel News Asia, 20 May 2016

A coping mechanism that keeps part of the brain's attention on the road and the steering wheel lets...

A 'sixth sense' may protect drivers, except while texting

Yahoo! news, 20 May 2016

A coping mechanism that keeps part of the brain's attention on the road and the steering wheel lets...

A 'sixth sense' may protect drivers, except while texting

Yahoo! news India, 20 May 2016

A coping mechanism that keeps part of the brain's attention on the road and the steering wheel lets...

A 'sixth sense' may protect drivers, except while texting

Philly.com, 20 May 2016

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A 'sixth sense' may protect drivers, except while texting

Business Insider, 20 May 2016

A coping mechanism that keeps part of the brain's attention on the road and the steering wheel lets...

A 'sixth sense' may protect drivers, except while texting

FOX News, 20 May 2016

A coping mechanism that keeps part of the brain's attention on the road and the steering wheel lets...

Texting Blocks Brain's 'Sixth Sense' During Driving

MSN, 17 May 2016

A new study published in Scientific Reports has revealed that an autopilot function in the brain that

Texting Blocks Brain's 'Sixth Sense' During Driving

I4U, 16 May 2016

Recent extensive research proves that texting while driving is the worst form of distraction that can lead to crashes while driving.

Texting Blocks Brain's 'Sixth Sense' During Driving

Discovery News, 16 May 2016

A "sixth sense" may protect drivers when they're a bit distracted behind the wheel - but not if they're texting while driving, a new study finds.

Odds are texting while driving will kill you, says new study

The Induisitr, 15 May 2016

Texting is deadly says a new study published in Scientific Reports. Trillions of texts are sent each year...

Don't Text And Drive! Experts Warn Texting Is The Worst Of All Driving Distractions

Tech Times, 15 May 2016

Researchers warn that texting is the worst of all driving distractions because it disables your "sixth sense."

Texting while driving breaks down our brain's life-saving 'autopilot'

Deccan Chronicle, 15 May 2016

The research studied how drivers behave when they are absent minded, emotionally charged or engaged in texting.

Why we don't crash our cars while daydreaming and driving

Gizmodo Australia, 15 May 2016

Many of us have experienced prolonged stretches of driving where we're seemingly oblivious to our surroundings, and we're left...

Why Texting Isn't Like Other Kinds of Distracted Driving

Rocket News, 13 May 2016

A "sixth sense" may protect drivers when they're a bit distracted behind the wheel - but not if they're texting while driving, a new study finds.

Why Texting Isn't Like Other Kinds of Distracted Driving

Yahoo! news UK, 13 May 2016

A "sixth sense" may protect drivers when they're a bit distracted behind the wheel - but not if they're texting while driving, a new study finds.

Why Texting Isn't Like Other Kinds of Distracted Driving

Yahoo! news, 13 May 2016

A "sixth sense" may protect drivers when they're a bit distracted behind the wheel - but not if they're texting while driving, a new study finds.

Why Texting Isn't Like Other Kinds of Distracted Driving

Yahoo! news Singapore, 13 May 2016

A "sixth sense" may protect drivers when they're a bit distracted behind the wheel - but not if they're texting while driving, a new study finds.

Your 'Sixth Sense' May Keep You Safe While Driving-Except When You're Texting

Health, 13 May 2016

Whether it's kids squabbling in the back seat, work stress, or your phone constantly pinging, countless things can distract you...

Texting while driving impairs our 'sixth sense'

FOX News, 13 May 2016

There are all sorts of ways a person can be distracted at the wheel-kids screeching, sleep deprivation, arguing- and they...

Texting on Road Impairs Our 'Sixth Sense'

Newsr, 13 May 2016

(Newser) There are all sorts of ways a person can be distracted at the wheel-kids screeching, sleep deprivation, arguing-a...

Your brain's life-saving 'autopilot' breaks down if you text while driving

BT News, 13 May 2016

59 volunteers were asked to "drive" along a simulated road - and this is what the findings discovered...

Sixth sense protects you while driving, except while you are texting

The Indian Express, 13 May 2016

By: IANS | New York | Published:May 13, 2016 4:34 pm Texting and driving is the major cause for accidents these days.

Why We Don’t Crash Our Cars While Daydreaming and Driving

Gizmodo UK, 13 May 2016

Many of us have experienced prolonged stretches of driving where we’re seemingly oblivious to our surroundings, and we’re left...

Texting while driving breaks down our brain's life-saving 'autopilot'

The Financial Express, 13 May 2016

A new study has suggested that a "sixth sense" that prevents distracted drivers steering into danger gets interrupted when we...

Texting while driving breaks down our brain's life-saving 'autopilot'

The Siasat Daily, 13 May 2016

Washington: A new study has suggested that a "sixth sense" that prevents distracted drivers steering into danger gets...

Texting while driving breaks down our brain's life-saving 'autopilot'

New Kerela, 13 May 2016

Washington D.C, May 13 : A new study has suggested that a "sixth sense" that prevents distracted drivers steering into danger...

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Helsingin Sanomat, 13 May 2016

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Why We Don't Crash Our Cars While Daydreaming and Driving

Gizmodo India, 13 May 2016

Many of us have experienced prolonged stretches of driving where we're seemingly oblivious to our surroundings...

Your brain's life-saving 'autopilot' breaks down if you text while driving

Irish Examinr, 12 May 2016

An "autopilot" in the brain that prevents distracted drivers steering into danger breaks down when texting at the wheel...

Your brain's life-saving 'autopilot' breaks down if you text while driving

Yahoo! news UK, 12 May 2016

An "autopilot" in the brain that prevents distracted drivers steering into danger breaks down when texting at the wheel...

Brain 'autopilot' for distracted drivers breaks down when texting

Yahoo! news UK, 12 May 2016

An "autopilot" in the brain that prevents distracted drivers steering into danger breaks down when texting at the wheel...

Our "Sixth Sense" Protects Us While Driving – Except When We’re Texting

Medical Daily, 12 May 2016

Distractions while driving, whether due to chatting with your passengers or your mind wandering, can sometimes be offset by a...

We have a sixth sense while driving, except when texting

I4U, 12 May 2016

A sixth sense steadies drivers' hands and helps them stay on track, even when they are absent-minded or emotionally upset...

Our "sixth sense" may protect drivers, except while texting

The Sisasat Daily, 12 May 2016

New York: A sixth sense steadies drivers’ hands and helps them stay on track, even when they are absent-minded or emotionally...

Our "sixth sense" may protect drivers, except while texting

Business Standard, 12 May 2016

A sixth sense steadies drivers' hands and helps them stay on track, even when they are absent-minded or emotionally upset...

Our "sixth sense" may protect drivers, except while texting

Chennai Online, 12 May 2016

New York, May 12 (IANS) A sixth sense steadies drivers' hands and helps them stay on track...

Our "sixth sense"may protect drivers, except while texting

New Kerela, 12 May 2016

A sixth sense steadies drivers' hands and helps them stay on track, even when they are absent-minded or...

Our "sixth sense" may protect drivers, except while texting

Yahoo! news India, 12 May 2016

A sixth sense steadies drivers' hands and helps them stay on track, even when they are absent-minded or...

Our "sixth sense" may protect drivers, except while texting

CanIndia, 12 May 2016

A sixth sense steadies drivers' hands and helps them stay on track, even when they are absent-minded or...

Why We Don't Crash Our Cars While Daydreaming and Driving

Gizmodo, 12 May 2016

Many of us have experienced prolonged stretches of driving where we're seemingly oblivious to our surroundings, and we're left...

Why texting isn't like other kinds of distracted driving

LiveScience, 12 May 2016

A "sixth sense" may protect drivers when they're a bit distracted behind the wheel — but not if they're texting while driving...

Here's Why Your Brain Can't Handle Texting and Driving At The Same Time

Huffington Post, 11 May 2016

Texting while driving may pose a unique risk compared to other forms of distracted driving, according to an experiment recently...