Game-based situation awareness training for child and adult cyclists

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Behavioural Sciences en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology (-2009) en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Behavioural Sciences en Lehtonen, Esko Airaksinen, Jasmiina Kanerva, Kaisa Rissanen, Anna Ränninranta, Riikka Åberg, Veera 2017-08-07T12:10:00Z 2017-08-07T12:10:00Z 2017-03
dc.identifier.citation Lehtonen , E , Airaksinen , J , Kanerva , K , Rissanen , A , Ränninranta , R & Åberg , V 2017 , ' Game-based situation awareness training for child and adult cyclists ' Royal Society Open Science , vol. 4 , no. 3 , 160823 . DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160823 en
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dc.description.abstract Safe cycling requires situation awareness (SA), which is the basis for recognizing and anticipating hazards. Children have poorer SA than adults, which may put them at risk. This study investigates whether cyclists’ SA can be trained with a video- based learning game. The effect of executive working memory on SA was also studied. Thirty-six children (9–10 years) and 22 adults (21–48 years) played the game. The game had 30 video clips filmed from a cyclist’s perspective. Each clip was suddenly masked and two or three locations were presented. The player’s task was to choose locations with a potential hazard and feedback was given for their answers. Working memory capacity (WMC) was tested with a counting span task. Children’s and adults’ performance improved while playing the game, which suggests that playing the game trains SA. Adults performed better than children, and they also glanced at hazards more while the video was playing. Children expectedly had a lower WMC than adults, but WMC did not predict performance within the groups. This indicates that SA does not depend on WMC when passively viewing videos. fi
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 515 Psychology en
dc.subject 6162 Cognitive science en
dc.title Game-based situation awareness training for child and adult cyclists en
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