overview

Research in the NeuroErgonomics Lab utilizes theories, methods, and techniques from physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, psychology, and public health to better understand operator behavior and capabilities when interacting with simple and complex work systems. HF/E investigations involve examining multifactorial causes and consequences of operator stress and fatigue, brain-behavior relationships with changing workforce demographics (aging, obesity), and development of HF/E tools to assess operator health and performance in hazardous work environments.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles72
  • Karthikeyan, R., Smoot, M. R., & Mehta, R. K. (2021). Anodal tDCS augments and preserves working memory beyond time-on-task deficits. Scientific Reports. 11(1), 19134.
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  • Tyagi, O., Hopko, S., Kang, J., Shi, Y., Du, J., & Mehta, R. K. (2021). Modeling Brain Dynamics During Virtual Reality-Based Emergency Response Learning Under Stress. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 001872082110548-001872082110548.
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  • Johnson, W. D., Camille Peres, S., Benden, M. E., Mehta, R. K., Pickens, A., Lee Smith, M., Sweany, N., & Johnson, M. A. (2021). Lingual and non-lingual safety training methodology effectiveness: Does language of origin impact effectiveness. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 86, 103183-103183.
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  • Zhu, Y., Weston, E. B., Mehta, R. K., & Marras, W. S. (2021). Neural and biomechanical tradeoffs associated with human-exoskeleton interactions.. Appl Ergon. 96, 103494-103494.
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  • Shi, Y., Kang, J., Xia, P., Tyagi, O., Mehta, R. K., & Du, J. (2021). Spatial knowledge and firefighters’ wayfinding performance: A virtual reality search and rescue experiment. Safety Science. 139, 105231-105231.
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Chapters1
  • Parasuraman, R., & Mehta, R. K. (2015). Neuroergonomic Methods for the Evaluation of Physical and Cognitive Work. Wilson, J. R., & Sharples, S. (Eds.), Evaluation of Human Work. 609-638. CRC Press.
Conference Papers24
  • Karthikeyan, R., & Mehta, R. K. (2020). Towards a Closed-Loop Neurostimulation Platform for Augmenting Operator Vigilance. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC). 00, 3976-3983.
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  • Zhu, Y., Johnson, C., Chang, S., Mehta, R. K., & IEEE. (2020). Neuroergonomics Metrics to evaluate Exoskeleton based Gait Rehabilitation. 2020 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS (SMC). 3447-3453.
  • Aljihmani, L., Zhuz, Y., Abbas, H. T., Mehta, R., Sasangohar, F., Erraguntla, M., Abbasi, Q. H., & Qaraqe, K. (2019). Spectral Analysis of Hand Tremors Induced During a Fatigue Test. 2019 IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), 2019 IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS). 00, 658-663.
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  • Rhee, J., Dillards, T., Nzoiwu, M., & Mehta, R. K. (2017). Effect of Social Stress on Motor Function in Older Adults: an fNIRS Investigation. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 61(1), 31-31.
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  • Mantooth, W., Zhu, Y., & Mehta, R. K. (2017). Ergonomic Evaluation of Office Furniture on Team Dynamics. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 61(1), 1858-1858.
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Repository Documents / Preprints2
  • Zahed, K., Sasangohar, F., Mehta, R., Erraguntla, M., & Qaraqe, K. (2020). Diabetes Management Experience and the State of Hypoglycemia: National Online Survey Study (Preprint).
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Internet Publications1
  • Mehta, R. (2016). Letting kids stand more in the classroom could help them learn. - An article submitted to The Conversation
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chaired theses and dissertations
Email
rmehta@tamu.edu
First Name
Ranjana
Last Name
Mehta
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Industrial & Systems Engineering; 3131 TAMUS
College Station, TX 77843-1266
USA