Myounghoon (Philart) Jeon, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
A Symphony of Technology
Technology acts like a kind of progressive symphony, adding feature after feature; the options in a modern automobile would have been simply overwhelming only a few decades ago. Technology can work wonders, but technology that is immersive, that brings us together, that makes our lives better, is what is most profound. The question we literally face is how to keep up with all of this input.
In lab spaces all across campus, Myounghoon (Philart) Jeon works to make technology engage all of our senses by better understanding the human factors within technological interaction; his research touches a bit of everything and everyone at Michigan Tech. With the help of a driving simulator, his work in the Mind Music Machine (Tri-M) Lab focuses on developing a new generation of sound technology in cars. The results of his research could help drivers pay better attention, regulate their emotions while driving, and drive their cars in a more eco-friendly manner. And this makes driving a safer, more harmonious experience.