NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. Our eyes are critical sensors that provide endless data, providing information that our brains use to create reality. They also drive our need for exploration; our desire to visit the cosmos is born of our view of the night sky.

The Visuomotor Control Laboratory (VCL) at NASA Ames conducts neuroscience research on the link between eye movements and brain function to provide an efficient and quantitative means of monitoring human perceptual performance. The VCL aims to make dramatic improvements in mission success through analysis, experimentation, and modeling of human performance and human-automation interaction. Dr. Lee Stone elaborates on how this research is conducted and how it contributes to NASA’s mission and advances human-centered design and operations of complex aerospace systems.