College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Human Factors/Applied Cognition Concentration

Daniela Barragan

Daniela Barragan

Human Factors and Applied Cognition

Daniela received a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and an M.A. in Human Factors & Applied Cognition from George Mason University. She is currently a doctoral student working with Dr. Carryl Baldwin in the Auditory Research Group and the Mason Transportation Institute. Her general research interests include driver inattention, mental workload, perception, and mind wandering. Daniela is currently a research analyst at Westat in their Transportation Research Safety Department.

Daniela is the treasurer for the HFES Student Chapter and the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Student Group, the webmaster for the Human Factors website, a peer reviewer for the Journal of Mason Graduate Research and the Journal of Behavioral Health, and an active member of GMU Psi Chi. She also serves on the OSCAR Student Scholarly Activities Committee and on the advisory board for the Journal of Behavioral Health.


Barragan, D., Roberts, D. M., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). Validation of the attention-related driving errors scale (ARDES) in an English-speaking sampleHuman Factors, 58(8), 1262-1274.

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Barragan, D., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2016). Multiple interpretations of long-term working memory theory: Reply to Delaney and Ericsson (2016)Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(10), 1410-1411.

Foroughi, C. K., Barragan, D., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2016). Interrupted reading and working memory capacityJournal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5(4), 395–400.

Robinson, E., Barragan, D., Lerner, N., & Singer, J. (2016). Travel Time Displays at Freeway Entrance Approaches. (Tech. Report). Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration.

Robinson, E., Barragan, D., Dembowski, D., Szymkowski, T., Miller, S., Golembiewski, G., & Ferezan, S. (2015). Human Factors Guidelines for Transportation Management Centers (TMCs). (Tech. Report). Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration.

Rog, D., Robinson, E., Barragan, D., & Nelson, J. (2015). Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Evaluation Findings. (Tech. Report). Washington, DC: United States National Park Service.

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Barragan, D., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2015). Interruptions disrupt reading comprehensionJournal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(3), 704-709.

Proceedings and Presentations

Barragan, D., Roberts, D. M., Chong, S. D., & Baldwin, C. L. (2017). Comparing methods of detecting mind wandering while driving. In Proceedings of Driving Assessment.

Barragan, D. (2017). Detecting the wandering mind during simulated driving.  Presentation at the George Mason University Human Factors and Applied Cognition Brown Bag, Fairfax, VA.

Barragan, D., Roberts, D. M., Chong, S. D., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). Exploring mind wandering while drivingIn Proceedings of the 60th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.

Barragan, D., Monfort, S. S., Kelly, S. P., & Christian, M. (2016). Ergonomic risk factor assessment and mitigation for employees at a university gymIn Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference. 

Roberts, D. M., Barragan, D., Chong, S. D., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). ECG, pupillometry, and eye gaze measures of mindwandering across tasks. In Proceedings of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting.

Roberts, D. M., Barragan, D., Tweedie, D. W., Cantwell, J., Lipshie, N., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). Indices of internal distractions during simulated driving and the sustained attention to response task. In Proceedings of 2nd Edition International Symposium on Somnolence, Vigilance, and Safety.

Foroughi, C. K., Wren, W. C., Barragan, D., Mead, P., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2015). Assessing mental rotation ability in a virtual environment with an Oculus Rift. In Proceedings of the 59th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 

Garcia, A., Barragan, D., Tanangco, E., Roberts, D., & Baldwin, C. (2014). Auditory-spatial executive function across spatial frames of reference. Poster presented at the 58th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.


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