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Distractions and emotions: key factors in vehicle collisions

In general, fatal crash rates have been declining in the U.S. for several decades.1 This improvement is due to a variety of factors, including the reliability and overall safety of vehicles and the design and conditions of U.S. roadways. However, the U.S. has not kept... click to read more

  • Jon Hankey | Director of Research and Development at Research and Development, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), VA, USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 30, 2016
Attempts to Forget the Past Make It Harder to Remember the Present

An old photograph, the smell of warm apple pie, or even a long-forgotten name overheard at a party all have the potential to unleash a flood of related memories. In many ways, our conscious experience is dictated by the reminders we encounter in daily life.... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 8, 2016