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Treffner, P. J. (2018). Driver distraction - Is it that bad? Yes.
Invited talk plus workshop (programme).43rd annual conference of NZ Institute of Driver Educators.

 

One-page summary: Phones and crashes in NZ
 

Communication: Gestures and Language

Treffner, P. J., Peter, M., & Kleidon, M. (2008). Gestures and phases: The dynamics of speech-hand communication. Ecological Psychology, 20, 32-64.

      Try experiment here.

      CAV Lab: visualisation lab projects.

Treffner, P. J., & Peter, M. (2002). Intentional and attentional dynamics of speech-hand coordination. Human Movement Science, 21, 641-697.

Driving: Stability, Attention, and Safety

Treffner, P. J. (2018). Driver distraction - Is it that bad? Yes.
Invited talk plus workshop, 43rd annual conference of NZ Institute of Driver Educators.

Treffner, P. J., & Barrett, R. (2004). Hands-free mobile phone speech while driving degrades coordination and control. Transportation Research, Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 7, 229-246.

Treffner, P. J., Barrett, R., & Petersen, A. J. (2002). Stability and skill in driving. Human Movement Science, 21, 749-784.

Treffner, P. J., Barrett, R. S., Petersen, A. J., & White, R. (2002). Active stabilisation and perceptual sensitivity in safe driving. In Developing Safer Drivers and Riders: Proceedings of Travelsafe-Australian College of Road Safety Conference (91-104), Mawson, ACT: ACRS; Conference award “Best Peer-reviewed Paper”.
Collaborator Russell White: "How to avoid a crash course in driving by phone"

  

Coordination of Perception and Action: Dynamics, Stability, and Skill 

Treffner, P. J., & Morrison, S. M. (Eds.) (2001). An interdisciplinary focus on skilled perception-action. Human Movement Science, 20, v-vi.

Treffner, P. J., & Kelso, J. A. S. (1999). Dynamic encounters: Long-memory during functional stabilization. Ecological Psychology, 11, 103-137.

    Media coverage.

Treffner, P. J. (1999). Resonance constraints on between-person polyrhythms. In M. A. Grealy and J. A. Thomson (Eds.), Studies in perception and action V (pp. 165 – 169). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Riley, M. A., Amazeen, E. L., Amazeen, P. G., Treffner, P. J., & Turvey, M. T. (1997). Effects of temporal scaling and attention on the asymmetric dynamics of bimanual coordination. Motor Control, 1, 263-283.

Treffner, P. J., & Kelso, J. A. S. (1997). Scale-invariant memory during functional stabilization. In M. Schmuckler and J. M. Kennedy (Eds.), Studies in perception and action IV (pp. 275-279). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Amazeen, E., Amazeen, P., Treffner, P. J., & Turvey, M. T. (1997). Attention and handedness in bimanual coordination dynamics. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 23, 1552-1560.

Treffner, P. J., & Kelso, J. A. S. (1996). Generic mechanisms of coordination in special populations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 19, 89.

Treffner, P. J., & Turvey, M. T. (1996). Symmetry, broken symmetry, and the dynamics of bimanual coordination. Experimental Brain Research, 107, 463-478.

Treffner, P. J., & Kelso, J. A. S. (1995). Functional stability of perception-action dynamics. Proceedings of the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO), S357.

Treffner, P. J., & Kelso, J. A. S. (1995). Functional stabilization of unstable fixed-points. In B. Bardy, R. Bootsma, and Y. Guiard (Eds.) Studies in perception and action III, pp. 83-86. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Treffner, P. J., & Turvey, M. T. (1995). Handedness and the asymmetric dynamics of bimanual rhythmic coordination. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 21, 318-333.

Treffner, P. J., & Turvey, M. T. (1993). Resonance constraints on rhythmic movement. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 19, 1221-1237.

Conferences Organised

Treffner, P. J. (Ed.) (2003). Conference Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Perception & Action: ICPA 12, Gold Coast, Australia. Conference Book - Full Papers.

Treffner, P. J. (2004). Lectures on ecological psychology. Presented to the Japanese Society for Developmental Psychology, Tokyo, Japan.

Treffner, P. J. (Ed.) (2001).  5th Biennial Motor Control and Human Skill Research Workshop, Gold Coast, Australia. Human Movement Science, 20.

Attentive!Driving videos here


 

Driving research collaboration with: Holden Driving Centre.

Driving research in collaboration with racing legend and founder of Holden Performance Driving Centre, Frank Gardner:   
Wikipedia; Drive To Survive book;  insights. 

    Watch Frank Gardner here.

Application of our research by former manager, Holden Performance Driving Centre's Russell White:
Driversafety.com.au; Fatality Free Friday.

DriveDoctor - here

 

PDFs of papers at academia.com

Free lecture materials
-Direct perception and ecological realism (PDF, Video)
-Affordances and safety (PDF, Video)
-3D from 2D Occlusion demo (right-click to save Powerpoint; Video version)

 

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