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How Perceptual and Cognitive Factors
are Involved in a Car Accident:
A Case Study

By: Vanessa Dominguez & Marc Gentzler | Mentor: Dr. Andrew P. Daire

Perceptual and Cognitive Factors Possibly Involved in the Accident

It is very easy to conclude that this accident was the result of driver intoxication; however, human factors researchers must investigate other possible factors that could have caused this accident even if the driver of Vehicle A had been completely sober. For one, Vehicle B was not in the place it should have been, which violates a driver's expectancies.

Expectancy Effects on Perception >>