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Kelly Funkhouser

Kelly Funkhouser

Graduate Student, Cognition and Neural Science | CNS

Adviser: Frank Drews

Contact Information

Office: 923 BEHS

Participate in Research!

Current Research Studies

  1. Usability of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

This is an online study in which we are assessing the general population’s knowledge of automated features that currently exist in consumer-available vehicles. We are especially interested in hearing from owners of vehicles 2015 and newer that may have added technology. However, anyone can participate in this study no matter what car you drive!

Click this link to take the survey.

  1. Using Driver Assist Features for Driving Long Distances

Our lab is assessing use of driver assistance technology while driving for long periods of time. We are recruiting participants that have a valid driver license to drive in our driving simulator for up to 4 hours while we monitor your heart rate and eye movements.

Participants will be compensated $12/hour for their time.

To enroll: Please email and mention that you are interested in this study.


Available Appointments:

July 20 – Sep 30, 2017

Sunday – Saturday

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

10:00 PM – 2:00 AM


Note: We are looking for those who have never experienced motion sickness, as it may be exacerbated in the simulator. 

Research Interests

  • Human Interaction with Autonomous Vehicles
  • Human Factors
  • Engineering Psychology
  • Usability Research
  • Interface Design
  • Cognition
  • Working Memory
  • Complex Span Tasks

Opportunities For Students

Please contact me if you are interested in becoming a research assistant or are interested in pursuing the Human Factors Certificate.

For lab information and a list of current studies, please visit the Applied Basic Cognition Lab page.

Last Updated: 7/31/17