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Jessica K Ljungberg

My research interests at the moment spans across the following areas: Attention, Aging, Memory, Brain Training, Distraction, Human-Computer Interaction, Pilot's Work Situation and Education, and Ice Hockey (though the last is probably more of a leisure interest :-)). 



Works at

Affiliated as other position at Department of Psychology
Hus Y, Beteendevetarhuset, Vindarnas torg, Mediagränd 14, D-118A Umeå universitet, Beteendevetarhuset, 901 87 Umeå

Do you know that you can train your brain and improve your memory? One of my research interests is just about it. How can we train our brain and how can we use that knowledge to improve the living conditions of the elderly in society who sometimes live in involuntary loneliness in different retirement homes? Another question is about understanding and improving human behavior in relation to the new and rapidly advanced modern technology. An example of such an area concerns the work situation of the pilots, where effective action in critical situations is a necessity for life. For many years, I have also studied human attention and what happens when we concentrate on a task and something unexpected captures our attention.

I do both ground and applied research and I believe that the collaboration with the industri as well as reaching out to society with research findings is of paramount importance. 

In order to contribute to this exciting research, I have been awarded a very generous research grant from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in the form of a Wallenberg Academy Fellow and a co-financing from my own university. Pilot studies are run through a co-funded project with our good partner SAAB support and services and the Industrial Doctoral School at Umeå University.