Research spotlight: Mobile EEG in a real life working scenario

A recent study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, employed mobile EEG to assess physical and psychological aspects of alternating workload in a simulated work environment. EEG was time-locked to eye-blinks, which have been used previously as a measure to investigate cognitive processing in real-life environments. Despite employing a simulation, the results of this study clearly demonstrate that it is possible to investigate aspects of mental fatigue in the workplace without impacting the natural working situation, and add to growing literature of work highlighting new research opportunities afforded by a mobile cognition approach.  

To read the study in full see:

Wascher, E., Heppner, H., Kobald, S. O., Arnau, S., Getzmann, S., & Möckel, T. (2016). Age-sensitive effects of enduring work with alternating cognitive and physical load. A study applying mobile EEG in a real life working scenario. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 711.