On June 29th I gave a lecture presentation at the Driving Assessment conference held at Squaw Creek Resort on beautiful Lake Tahoe, CA. The title of the talk was Exploring the Influence of Light and Cognitive Load on Pupil Diameter in Driving Simulator Studies. You can find our accompanying conference paper here.
After the lecture I got many interesting questions from the audience. They wanted to know more about the selection of the cognitive task, details about the predictor transfer functions and the amplitude and frequency of cognitive load effects on pupil diameter.
More questions ensued in the break after my presentation. Researchers and developers were very interested in the applicability of pupillometry in estimating cognitive load. Their positive reactions to my presentation encourage us to further investigate this very exciting and not very well explored field of research.
The conference was very well organized as always. Thanks go out to my colleague, Zeljko, for taking these photos.