A targeted Interdisciplinary Conference on Cognition, Behaviour and Driving took place with great success on June 26th, 2015 in Athens, co-organised by the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the Department of Neurology, Psychiatry and Social Medicine, and the Department of Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA).  

At this Conference, the results of the following two interdisciplinary research projects were presented:

  • DRIVERBRAIN – Performance of drivers with cerebral diseases at unexpected incidents, within the framework of the ARISTEIA research programme,
  • DISTRACT – Causes and impacts of driver distraction: a driving simulator study, within the framework of the THALES research programme,

both granted through open and highly competitive procedures by the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs.

Conference presentations concerned:

ppt5 Driving errors, accidents and their predictors in patients with cognitive disorders

ppt5 Design of a dedicated driving simulator experiment on driving behaviour

ppt5 Investigating driver distraction with driving simulator experiments

ppt5 A multimodal model for the prediction of driving behavior

ppt5 Driving Behaviour and Mental Status Correlation Models

ppt5 Driver distraction in patients with neurodegenerative diseases

ppt5 The effect of driver distraction on driving performance

ppt5 Psychiatric symptoms and disorders in driving

ppt5 Driving behaviour, elderly and Mild Cognitive Impairment

ppt5 Driving behaviour and Parkinson disease

ppt5 Driving behaviour and mild Dementia

ppt5 Self-assessment of driving in relation to driving performance

ppt5 The effect of driver distraction on patients with brain diseases

ppt5 The role of memory on patients with mild cognitive impairment