Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models
Psychology researchers have used the game "League of Legends" to advance our understanding of how people build "mental models" — the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems.
Changes in Perspective May Affect How Useful Drones Really Are
A recent study from NC State psychologists finds users have trouble utilizing images from drones to find the position of objects on the ground.
Sensitivity to Time Improves Performance at Remotely Controlling Devices
A new study from NC State psychologists finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting for the latency — or time lag — inherent in remotely controlling robots or other tools.
Scientists Don’t Want You to Call Cassini’s End a ‘Suicide’
NC State psychology professor Doug Gillan, who studies human interaction with technology, calls a suicide-related description of the Cassini spacecraft a bad analogy.
How to Mourn a Space Robot
Doug Gillan, a psychology professor at North Carolina State University who studies human interaction with technology, makes sense of the emotion surrounding NASA's Cassini probe. The probe is ending its 13-year mission to Saturn, triggering a wave of grief among scientists, engineers and an adoring public.