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Derby Senior Center Research Project

The VPC lab has teamed up with the Derby Senior Center to conduct research to understand and improve visual, cognitive, and perceptual performance related to driving. If you are interested in becoming a participant, please click on the link below to submit your contact information (a new window will appear). A representative from the lab will contact you shortly.

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This research project was recently featured in the local news. Check out the videos below!

Photo of news coverage of the Derby Senior Center Research Project.

KSN - WSU study seeks to help seniors improve their driving skills

KAKE - Older Drivers Needed for Research Study

Grants (Principle Investigator)

  • Improve older drivers’ visual performance through training (2010). Grant funded for $15,000 by Gridley-Hoover Aging Research Fund.
  • Detection of Collision Events in Fog (2009). Grant funded by ARCS, Wichita State University for $4,000.

Research Opportunities

Currently, the Visual Perception & Cognition (VPC) Lab is looking for enthusiastic and hard-working research assistants to help run several of its lab experiments. Students who have already taken PSY 311: Research Methods or those who will take it next semester will be given a higher preference over those who didn't meet the specification. If you’re interest in volunteering for this research opportunity, please contact Dr. Rui Ni, Ph.D., VPC Lab Director, for more information.