About the Man Vehicle Laboratory

The Man Vehicle Laboratory (MVL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a research group within the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Founded in 1962, MVL's goal is to better define the physiological and cognitive limitations of pilots and passengers of aircraft and spacecraft, and to optimize overall human-vehicle system effectiveness and safety.

MVL Meeting: Dr. Chuck Oman (9a, 5/9, 33-116)

In lieu of regular journal club - we’ll have a group discussion of ideas for reading scientific papers, problems with the peer review system, and the emerging problem of fake/predatory scientific journals.   In preparation, suggest everyone look at these three Science and Nature articles:

How to (seriously) read a scientific paper.  Elisabeth Pain  Science, March 2016

Torin Clark wins 2014 Stanley Roscoe Award

Congratulations to Torin Clark for being awarded the 2014 Stanley Roscoe Award for Best Doctoral Thesis from the Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA). His thesis "Human Perception and Control of Vehicle Roll Tilt in Hyper-Gravity" was determined by the panel to be "a significant contributions, well designed and executed". The association's 2014 award winners will be published in the Journal of Aerospace and Environmental Medicine in July.


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