Can we train our brains to make less mistakes and become safer drivers?

In this episode of the AXA Research Files, science presenter Greg Foot meets AXA-supported researchers Frederic Dehais and Donghyun Ryu to explore why, wherever there is potential for danger, we often make the wrong choices. ALL NEWS  |  Risk & Research
Feb 15, 2018

Traffic accidents cause the most deaths of young people aged 15 to 29. It is a major public health issue that technology and science are trying to solve for many years. At CES last year, the Chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Carlos Ghosn shared his vision of the car of the future: “zero emissions, zero fatalities”. Cars tend to become greener and safer.

But what happens beyond technology? Greg Foot chats with Frederic Dehais from Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE) to understand the impact of stress, uncertainty or fatigue on our ability to make the right choices, and why we pay more attention to visual warning notifications rather than auditory ones.

Greg also meets Donghyun Ryu, from Bangor University, looking at how we can live safer lives by training our brains to better react to hazards.

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