LabWichita Auditory Research Group (WARG)

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1997  Doctorate of Philosophy: Human Factors Psychology.

           University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. 

1994   Master of Arts: Human Factors Psychology. 

           University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. 

1987   Bachelors of Arts: Psychology Major / Asian Studies Minor.

           University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.    

Current Instructor: Neuroergonomics


Academic Interests and Expertise

Dr. Baldwin has successfully carried out numerous externally funded research projects for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Northrup Grumman, Toyota and Lockheed-Martin.  Previously she has successfully completed multiple projects for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and both NASA Langley and NASA Ames.  Much of her work involves the use of neurophysiological measures (i.e., EEG, ERP, ECG, and eye tracking) to examine the attentional state and effort expended when people perform multiple modality dual tasks as a function of changes in sensory or environmental condition or cognitive aspects of the task.  Over the last five years Baldwin has been extensively involved in driver-vehicle issues pertaining to Level 2 an 3 automation and specifically, detecting periods of loss of vigilance when monitoring Level 2 automation using neurophysiological and behavioral methods and also projects examining the impact of drivers’ understanding (mental model) of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) components and its relationship to the their mental workload, trust, and neurophysiological and behavioral response to automation limitations and failures.

Areas of Research Interest

Research Interests: Aging, auditory cognition, neuroergonomics, driver and pilot behavior and vehicle interface design, auditory and multimodal alarms, the impact of music on attention and performance, and human-automation interaction. 



  1. Baldwin, C. L.  (2012).  Auditory Cognition and Human Performance:  Research and Applications.  Clermont, FL:  CRC Press – Taylor & Francis.  
  2. Baldwin, C. (Ed.). (2017). Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering: Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, (Vol. 586). New York:  Springer.
  3. Baldwin, C. L., Lewis, B.A*., Greenwood, P.  (2019).  Designing Transportation Systems for Older Adults.  Human Factors and Aging Series, W.A. Rogers & A.D. Fisk (Series Ed.), Clermont, FL:  CRC Press – Taylor & Francis.

Recent Journal Publications:

  1. Greenwood, P.M., and Baldwin, C.L. (2020). Editorial:  Cognitive and Brain Aging:  Interventions to Promote Well-Being in Aging.  Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
  2. Foster, P.P., Greenwood, P.M., Baldwin, C.L., Thompson, J.C., Epeseth, T., and Jiang, X. (2019) Editorial: Cognitive and Brain Aging:  Interventions to Promote Well-Being in Aging.  Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
  3. Calvo, J.*, Baldwin, C. L. and Phillips, B. (2020).  Effect of Age and Secondary Task Engagement on Motor Vehicle Crashes in a Naturalistic Setting. Journal of Safety Research, 73, 297-302 
  4. Cisler, D.*, Greenwood, P. M., Roberts, D. M., McKendrick, Ryan, & Baldwin, C. L. (2019). Comparing the Relative Strengths of EEG and Low-Cost Physiological Devices in Modeling Attention Allocation in Semiautonomous Vehicles. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2019.00109
  5. Werner, N.E.*, Foroughi, C.K*, Baldwin, C.L., Youmans, R., Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2017).  Associative activation during interrupted task performance: A mixed methods approach to understanding the overall quality effects of interruptions.  Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, On-line first DOI:  DOI: 10.1080/1463922X.2017.1284282.
  6. Baldwin, C. L., & Lewis, B. A.* (2017). Positive valence music restores executive control over sustained attention. Plos One, 12(11), e0186231. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0186231
  7. Baldwin, C. L., Roberts, D. M.*, Barragan, D*., Lee, J. D., Lerner, N., & Higgins, J. S. (2017). Detecting and Quantifying Mind Wandering during Simulated Driving. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 406. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2017.00406
  8. Lewis, B. A.*, Eisert, J. L*., & Baldwin, C. L. (2017). Validation of Essential Acoustic Parameters for Highly Urgent In-Vehicle Collision Warnings. Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 60(2), 248-261. doi:10.1177/0018720817742114