Research Scientist, AgeLab

Jonathan Dobres is a Research Scientist at the MIT AgeLab. Dr. Dobres’s research interests include human-computer interaction, user experience design, visual attention, and visual learning. He received a BA, MA, and PhD in Psychology (Brain, Behavior, and Cognition) from Boston University. His research examined how visual perception changes over time with training. He has also worked for the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, part of a long-term national study on the effects of traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Dobres’s current research primarily concerns the visual and cognitive demands of performing tasks while driving, as well as how the visual properties of in-vehicle interfaces affect usability and driver performance.

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