Driver performance, prediction and brain rhythms: What we can
learn from external sensory entrainment?
Drive performance in complex road scenarios research usually tends to mainly consider variables as the accuracy of motor human behavior, attentional focus levels, and technological devices for predicting risky events. However, recent evidence -particularly within visual perception research- indicates that the nervous system is continuously coupled with the dynamic, ever-changing environment. This is a highly adaptive feature allowing the online adaptation of the nervous system to the rhythm of incoming stimuli. Evidence-based current ideas about brain functioning suggest that Bayesian operations combined with external sensory entrainment approaches might improve human perception performance. These advancements provide a unique opportunity to refine high-performance motor-sensory coupling. Likewise, allowing evidence-based development of innovative strategies for accident prevention and road design. Thus, given the dramatic lifestyle changes and the rapid expansion of cities occurring in the modern globalized world, we provide a new perspective for the establishment of innovative vial infrastructure and accident prediction systems. Importantly, these systems and devices can be designed using behavioral and neural information obtained from human drivers with diverse cognitive, sensory, perceptual, and behavioral characteristics.
Keywords: sensory entrainment, rhythmic stimulation, perception, driving performance, brain rhythms
*Correspondence: Rodrigo A. Henríquez Ch.