Internships

ARL 1 – Research Assistant, Individual Traits and Training Effectiveness: Predicting the Effectiveness of Gamified Training

Project Name
Individual Traits and Training Effectiveness: Predicting the Effectiveness of Gamified Training

Project Description
A research focus of The Army Research Laboratory is the study of how individual traits modulate the effectiveness of game-like reward structures to enhance training outcomes. Encephalography (EEG) will be used to track behavior and cognitive states during training in a gamification environment to monitor trainee motivation in a continuous manner.

Job Description
The research assistant will work with ARL scientists to identify state changes based on behavioral and neural data within a gamified training environment and during the subsequent transfer task. The summer project will aim to define components of these state changes relating to regulatory focus and other trait-based measures by linking behavioral data with conventional EEG analyses.

Preferred Skills

  • A PhD student working in the field of cognitive neuroscience
  • Experience with EEG/MEG analysis preferred
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment as well as independently
  • Interest in human behavior and training
  • Strong quantitative skills

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