Effect of cognitive training on driving skill

Driving safety relies on intact functioning across a range of cognitive, sensory and physical skills.

A key cognitive skill is the ability to attend to events in our central field of vision and simultaneously detect events in our peripheral field of vision. Rapid processing of visual information is also important.Recent research has led to the development of computerised cognitive training programs that aim to exercise these skills with potential implications for improving driving safety.

This study examines whether training on such a program leads to improvement in other attention tasks related to driving, such as a computer-based test of hazard perception.