Welcome to the Division of Neuroergonomics

Neuroergonomics LabThe Division consists of multidisciplinary research programs and activities of several faculty members and staff whose interests and activities are devoted to basic, transitional, and clinical research on the effects of human brain lesions and behavioral disorders on human interactions with systems and machines. Dr. Matthew Rizzo is the Director of the Division.

Goals and Principles

Localize cognitive processes in the performance of real-world tasks and use this information to optimize safety and efficiency.

Investigate neural substrates of perception, cognition, emotion, and performance in humans interacting with real world systems in healthy and disease states across the lifespan.

More about our goals & principles

Current Research

The Division is involved with many research projects involving medical disorders and aging.

Read about our research.

Staff and Contact

The Division includes faculty and staff from a variety of disciplines and collaborates with many laboratories.

You may contact us at (319) 356-2240. For more information about our staff and contact information, visit the About US page.


The Division of Neuroergonomics is home to a state-of-the art driving simulator, SIREN, and research resources such as the instramented vehicles (IVs) NIRVANA, and ARGOS, physiological recording equipment, and other tools.