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Effects of a mid-morning cereal bar on hazard perception in driving

Chaplin, Katherine and Smith, Andrew Paul 2011. Effects of a mid-morning cereal bar on hazard perception in driving. Presented at: Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011, Stoke Rochford, UK, 12-14 April 2011. Published in: Anderson, M. ed. Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011: Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2011, Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, 12-14 April 2011. Contemporary Ergonomics London: CRC Press, pp. 163-167. 10.1201/b11337-28

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Abstract

Very little research has been conducted on the effects of snacking on driving performance. The first aim of the present study was to examine the effects of a mid-morning cereal bar on hazard perception while driving. Fifty one participants completed the study. Hazard perception was assessed using two commercially available DVDs. Participants carried out a baseline session and then consumed either a mid morning cereal bar or nothing. The results showed that those who consumed the cereal bar performed better on the hazard perception task than those who had no snack. Further research is needed to determine what underlies this beneficial effect. It is speculated that it may reflect the high carbohydrate composition of the cereal bar.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780415675734
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Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 14:25
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/31152

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