Research Collaboration Between WSU, KSU, and KUMC Leads to $1.8 million Grant for Dr. Ni and WSU

A research collaboration between Dr. Rui Ni, associate professor of psychology at Wichita State University, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and a Kansas State University-led team of psychological sciences researchers have lead to a five-year, $10.6 million grant from the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).

Dr. Ni and Wichita State University will receive a sub-award totaling roughly $1.8 million, which will go towards funding two research projects. One research project will focus on, “… develop[ing] training procedures to improve [older adults] visual cognitive functions and look for transferred learning effects on driving performance.” The other will go towards creating a state-of-the-art 3D high-fidelity driving simulator, that will use advanced technology, such as eye tracking, to study driving behavior. Dr. Ni hopes the driving simulator will be available to research communities by next summer.

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