Associate Professor
Psychology

Yusuke Yamani Ph.D. (Human Factors)

346 X Mills Godwin Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Yusuke Yamani is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Old Dominion University. He received the B.A. degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from the State University of New York at Geneseo, 2008, the M.S. degree in Human Factors from Institute of Aviation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in Psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. He completed his postdoctoral research at University of Massachusetts Amherst and Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton, MA. His research program focuses on basic and applied aspects of attention, perception and cognition. His current research focuses on 1) visual attention allocation of drivers of automated driving, 2) human-automation trust and interaction, and 3) sustained attention in visual workspaces.

Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (2013)

M.S. in Human Factors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (2010)

B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, The State University of New York at Geneseo, (2008)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Yamani, Y. and Chen, J. "REU Site: Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Behavioral Sciences of Transportation Issues." $374,840. Federal. 2020 - 2023
"DMV occupant protection in Virginia: Continuing deployment of best practices" $172,672. Federal. 2021 - 2022
"Foundational human-autonomy teaming research to enable advanced air mobility operations" $106,620. Federal. 2021 - 2022
Porter, B. E. and Yamani, Y. "Occupant protection in Virginia: Pressing evaluation results through to implementation of programs" $129,025. State. 2020 - 2021
Krusienski, D. and Yamani, Y. "EAGER: EEG-based cognitive-state decoding for interactive virtual reality" $209,996. Federal. 2019 - 2021
Handley, H. and Yamani, Y. "Architecture framework for data analytics for driving simulator studies. Phase II: Detection response task subject experiment and workload model data triangulation" $42,000. Private. 2020 - 2020
Porter, B. E. and Yamani, Y. "Evaluating evolving occupant protection program impacts in Virginia 2020" $116,577. State. 2019 - 2020
Porter, B. E. and Yamani, Y. "Continuing to Increase Occupant Protection in Virginia: Working with Regional Partners to Maximize Effective Programs" $144,677. State. 2018 - 2019
Yamani, Y. "Human-Machine Trust for General Users of Automated Systems" $6,700. Old Dominion University. 2018 - 2018
Porter, B. E. and Yamani, Y. "Occupant Protection in Virginia: Creating Transferable Programs" $133,836. State. 2017 - 2018
Porter, B. E. and Yamani, Y. "Occupant Protection in Virginia: Working to Expand Effective Programs" $133,068. State. 2017 - 2018
Bliss, J. P., Yamani, Y., Hu, X. and Papelis, Y. E. "An Examination of Trust Exhibited by Members of Different Cultures toward Robotic Peacekeepers Wielding Nonlethal Weapons" $793,340. Federal. 2015 - 2018
Porter, B. E. and Yamani, Y. "Increasing Law Enforcement’s Occupant Protection Behaviors" $54,827. State. 2016 - 2017
Yamani, Y. "Gaze-guided training of higher cognitive skills for young drivers' road safety" $6,960. Old Dominion University. May 16, 2016 - July 15, 2016
Yamani, Y. "Localized attention interference in within and across visual hemifields" $640. 2008 - 2008

Expertise

Psychology
Experimental Psychology, Human Factors

Research Interests

Visual selective attention, Sustained attention, Human-Automation Interaction, Eye movement and transportation safety, Driving simulation, Human-Automation Trust, Advance aerial mobility.

Articles

Yamani, Y. and Horrey, W. J. (2018). A theoretical model of human-automation interaction grounded in attention allocation policy during automated driving. International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics.
Karpinsky, N. D., Chancey, E. T., Palmer, D. B. and Yamani, Y. (2018). Automation trust and attention allocation in multitasking workspace . Applied Ergonomics 70 , pp. 194-201.
Yamani, Y. and McCarley, J. S. (2018). Effects of task difficulty and display format on automation usage strategy: A workload capacity analysis . Human Factors 60 , pp. 527-537.
Yamani, Y., Bicaksiz, P., Palmer, D. B., Hatfield, N. and Samuel, S. (2018). Evaluation of the effectiveness of a gaze-based training intervention on latent hazard anticipation skills for young drivers: A driving simulator study . Safety 4 , pp. 18.
Unverricht, J., Samuel, S. and Yamani, Y. (2018). Latent hazard anticipation in young drivers: A review and meta-analysis of training studies . Transportation Research Record.
Takao, S., Yamani, Y. and Ariga, A. (2018). The gaze-cueing effect in the United States and Japan: Influence of cultural differences in cognitive strategies on control of attention. Frontiers in Psychology, Cognition.
Palmer, D. B., Yamani, Y., Bobrow, T. L., Karpinsky, N. D. and Krusienski, D. (2018). Transient signals and inattentional blindness in a multi-object tracking task. i-Perception 9 (1) , pp. 1-1.
Yamani, Y., Neider, M. B., Kramer, A. F. and McCarley, J. S. (2017). Characterizing the efficiency of collaborative visual search with systems factorial technology. Archives of Scientific Psychology 5 (1) , pp. 1-9.
Waytowich, N. R., Yamani, Y. and Krusienski, D. (2017). Optimization of checkerboard spatial frequencies for steady-state visual evoked potential. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 25 , pp. 557-565.
Chancey, E. T., Bliss, J. P., Yamani, Y. and Handley, H. (2017). Trust and the compliance-reliance paradigm: The effects of risk, error bias, and reliability on trust and dependence behaviors. Human Factors 59 , pp. 333-345.
Yamani, Y., Horrey, W. J., Liang, Y. and Fisher, D. L. (2016). Age-related differences in vehicle control and eye movement at intersections: Older and middle-aged drivers. PLoS One 11 (10) , pp. e0164124.
Ariga, A., Yamada, Y. and Yamani, Y. (2016). Early visual perception potentiated by object affordances: Evidence from a temporal order judgment task. i-Perception 7 , pp. 5.
Yamani, Y., Samuel, S., Knodler, M. A. and Fisher, D. L. (2016). Evaluation of the effectiveness of a multi-skill program for training younger drivers on higher cognitive skills. Applied Ergonomics 52 , pp. 135-141.
Yamani, Y., Samuel, S., Gerardino, L. R. and Fisher, D. L. (2016). Extending analysis of older drivers' scanning patterns at intersections. Transportation Research Record 16-0781.
Samuel, S., Yamani, Y. and Fisher, D. L. (2016). Large reductions are possible in older driver crashes at intersections. Clinical and Experimental Optometry 5 , pp. 419-524.
Yamani, Y., Ariga, A. and Yamada, Y. (2016). Object affordances potentiate responses but do not guide attentional prioritization. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience.
Yamani, Y. and McCarley, J. S. (2016). Workload capacity: A response time based measure of automation dependency. Human Factors 58 , pp. 462-471.
Yamani, Y., Horrey, W. J., Liang, Y. and Fisher, D. L. (2015). Sequential in-vehicle glance distributions: an alternative approach towards analyzing glance data. Human Factors 57 , pp. 567-572.
Yamani, Y., McCarley, J. S. and Kramer, A. F. (2015). Workload capacity across the visual field in young and older adults. Archives of Scientific Psychology 3 , pp. 62-73.
Yamani, Y., McCarley, J. S.., Mounts, J. R. W.. and Kramer, A. F.. (2013). Spatial interference between attended items engenders serial visual processing. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics 75 (2) , pp. 229-243.
Steelman-Allen, K. S.., Talleur, D., Carbonari, R., Yamani, Y., Nunes, A. and McCarley, J. S.. (2013). Auditory, visual, and bimodal data link displays and how they support pilot performance. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 84 (6) , pp. 560-566.
McCarley, J. S.., Yamani, Y., Kramer, A. F.. and Mounts, J. R. W.. (2012). Age, clutter, and competitive selection. Psychology and Aging 27 (3) , pp. 616-626.
Yamani, Y. and McCarley, J. S.. (2011). Visual search asymmetries persist in heavy clutter: Implications for display design. Human Factors 53 (3) , pp. 299-307.
Yamani, Y. and McCarley, J. S.. (2010). Visual search asymmetries within color-coded and intensity-coded displays. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 16 (2) , pp. 124-132.

Conference Proceeding

Zinn, C., Yamani, Y., Houpt, J. and Sidney, S. (2018). Assessment function analysis of human-automation team performance: A reanalysis of data from Yamani and McCarley (2018) Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2018 Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Unverricht, J., Yamani, Y. and Horrey, W. J. (2018). Calibration in older and middle-aged drivers and its relationship with glancing behavior at complex intersections Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2018 Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Lee, J., Yamani, Y. and Itoh, M. (2018). Revisiting trust in machines: Examining human-machine trust using a reprogrammed pasteurizer task Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2018 Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Zhang, T., Valluru, K., Zafian, T., Yamani, Y. and Samuel, S. (2017). Effectiveness of training interventions on the hazard anticipation for drivers with differences in sensation seeking behavior Proceedings of the 9th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design.
Chancey, E. T., Yamani, Y., Brill, J. C. and Bliss, J. P. (2017). Effects of alarm system error bias and reliability on performance measures in a multi-tasking environment: Are false alarms really worse than misses? Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 Annual Meeting Washington, DC: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Yamani, Y., Bicaksiz, P., Cronauer, J. M., Palmer, D. B. and Samuel, S. (2017). Following expert’s eyes: Evaluation of the effectiveness of a gaze-based training intervention on young drivers’ latent hazard anticipation skills Proceedings of the 9th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design.
Bicaksiz, P., Palmer, D. B., Yamani, Y. and Samuel, S. (2017). Sequential in-vehicle glance distributions and effectiveness of an integrative training program on attention maintenance performance for young novice drivers Proceedings of the 9th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design.
Yamani, Y., Samuel, S., Gerardino, L. R. and Fisher, D. L. (2016). Extending analysis of older drivers' scanning patterns at intersections.
Karpinsky, N. D., Chancey, E. T. and Yamani, Y. (2016). Modeling relationships between workload, trust, and visual scanning in an automated flight task using a mediation analysis Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 1549-1553) Washington, DC: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Takao, S., Yamani, Y. and Ariga, A. (2016). Do you trust one’s gaze? Commonalities and differences in gaze cueing effect between American and Japanese Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design (pp. 120-129) Toronto, Canada: HCI International 2016.
Karpinsky, N., Chancey, E. T. and Yamani, Y. (2016). Trust and attention in flight simulation with imperfect signaling system Proceedings of the 2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference Anaheim, CA: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.
Takahashi, M., Yamani, Y., Dundar, C. and Fisher, D. L. (2015). Evaluating effectiveness of partitioning complex visual displays on glancing behavior inside of vehicle Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board.
Yamani, Y., Samuel, S., Gerardino, L. R., Zafian, T. and Fisher, D. L. (2015). Navigating intersections: Examining age-related differences in visual scanning on a driving simulator Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 1636-1640) Los Angeles, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Yamani, Y., Samuel, S. and Fisher, D. l.. (2014). Simulator evaluation of an integrated road safety training program Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 1904-1908) Chicago, IL: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Yamani, Y., Chin, J., Meyers, E. A.G.., Gao, X., Morrow, D. G.., Stine-Morrow, E. A. L.., Conner-Garcia, T., Graumlich, J. F.. and Murray, M. D.. (2012). Reading engagement offsets declines in processing capacity for health literacy Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 916-920) Boston, MA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Yamani, Y., McDonagh, D. and McCarley, J. S.. (2010). Transgenerational communication through affective imagery in mood boards Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 1762-1765) San Francisco, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Presentations

Yamani, Y. ( 2016). Trust and attention in flight simulation with imperfect signaling system. Oral Presentation the 2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference Anaheim, CA.
Morley, C., Yamani, Y. and McCarley, J. S. ( 2016). Operators’ dependency on decision aids with different levels of automation in a speeded judgment task. Oral Presentation the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Orlando, FL.
( 2016). Do you trust one’s gaze? Commonalities and differences in gaze cueing effect between American and Japanese. Oral Presentation the 8th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design Tronto.
Yamani, Y. and Horrey, W. J. (May , 2016). A novel framework for understanding attention allocation and system performance in human-automation interaction. Oral Presentation the 2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference Anaheim, CA.
Yamani, Y., Samuel, S., Gerardino, L. and Fisher, D. L. (January , 2016). Extending analysis of older drivers’ scanning patterns at intersections. Oral Presentation the 95th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board Washington, D.C..
Karpinsky, N., White, A. and Yamani, Y. ( 2015). Effects of correlated external noise on visual divided capacity. Poster Association for Psychological Science New York, NY.
White, A., Karpinsky, N. and Yamani, Y. ( 2015). Warning proximity and human-automation team efficiency: A workload capacity analysis. Poster Association for Psychological Science New York, NY.
McCarley, J. S., Yamani, Y. and Morley, C. ( 2015). Workload capacity analysis of human-automation interaction in a speeded task. Poster Australian Society of Experimental Psychology Sydney, AU.
Karpinsky, N. and Yamani, Y. ( 2015). Correlated external noise reduces parallel processing efficiency in a visual judgment task. Poster Graduate Research Achievement Day Norfolk, VA.
White, A. and Yamani, Y. ( 2015). Workload capacity analysis of automation use strategy and spatial display format in a speeded visual judgment task. Poster Graduate Research Achievement Day Norfolk, VA.
Samuel, S., Yamani, Y., Gerardino, L. R., Zafian, T. and Fisher, D. L. ( 2015). Older driver safety at intersections: understanding scanning patterns. Poster Older Driver Safety Summit Boston, MA.
Yamani, Y., Samuel, S., Gerardino, L., Zafian, T. and Fisher, D. L. ( 2015). Navigating intersections: Examining age-related differences in occulomotor behavior on a driving simulator. Oral Presentation the annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Los Angeles.
Takahashi, M., Yamani, Y., Dundar, C. and Fisher, D. L. ( 2015). Evaluating effectiveness of partitioning complex visual displays on glancing behavior inside of vehicle. Poster Transportation Research Board .
Morley, C., Yamani, Y. and McCarley, J. S. (October , 2015). Workload capacity analysis of human-automation interaction in a visual search task. Oral Presentation the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Los Angeles.
Ariga, A., Yamani, Y., Yamada and McCarley, J. S. (July , 2015). Familiarity driven by manual interaction modulates search efficiency for real-world objects. Poster the 13th Annual Convention of the Japanese Society for Cognitive Psychology Tokyo, Japan.
Yamani, Y., Samuel, S. and Fisher, D. L. ( 2014). Simulator evaluation of an integrated road safety training program. Oral Presentation HFES Chicago.
Yamani, Y. ( 2014). Workload capacity: Characterizing the efficiency of cognitive systems and teams. Lecture the Society of Instrument and Control Engineering, System and Information Division Tsukuba, Japan.
Yamani, Y. (September , 2014). Age-related differences in vehicle control and visual scanning patterns at intersections for older drivers. Oral Presentation a meeting of Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety Hopkinton, MA.
Nicholas, C. A., Yamani, Y. and Fisher, D. L. (March , 2014). Reducing alarm fatigue: The effect of alarm set size on caregivers’ ability to detect infrequent signals. Poster HFES 2014 International Symposium Chicago, IL.
  • 2021: Fellow in Psychonomic Society,
  • 2018: Cheng Award for Innovative Research, Old Dominion University
  • 2018: Distinguished Research Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2018: New Faculty Award - Department Nominee,
  • 2018: Stephanie Binder Young Professional Award, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society - Surface Transportation Technical Group
  • 2017: Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Sciences, ODU
  • 2016: Summer Faculty Research Program, ODU Office of Research
  • 2014: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety/ University of Massachusetts