Cognitive and Neurosciences Division
Office of Naval Research
Astrid Schmidt-Nielsen is a program officer in
the Cognitive and Neurosciences Division at the Office of Naval Research. Before coming to ONR, she was at the Naval
Research Laboratory, as an engineering psychologist and head of the Interface
Design and Evaluation Section in the Information Technology Division. She received her A.B. degree in biology from
Short Program Description:
This program is a part of the Human Factors program in the Cognitive and Neuosciences Division and focuses on attention, perception, and data visualization for Navy displays. The emphasis of the program is on human perception and performance as it relates to the presentation and display of complex information, and it focuses on basic research in psychological and cognitive science, with an emphasis on attention management and the presentation of complex data. Topics of interest include perceptual, attentional, and cognitive constraints on human performance for Navy displays, information display, auditory and visual, scientific and tactical visualization, as well as cognitive modeling of user interactions for predicting performance.