Archive for August, 2008
In this issue:
I. Are your “gaze control and scan pattern” linked to your performance?
II. FBI’s senior scientist joins FSRC as research coordinator
Do police officers who are highly adept at dealing with violent situations visually assess potentially threatening scenes in a different way than less skillful officers?
Studies of the “eye movements and gaze control patterns” of professional vs. amateur athletes suggest that may be the case, and a unique research project just launched by the Force Science Research Center will
confirm whether it actually is.
If it is, FSRC hopes to determine how less proficient officers can best be trained to emulate their elite peers and thereby enhance their level of performance.
In this edition:
I. Fear, stress, and the survival personality
II. The science of force confrontations now available in 1 neat package
You wouldn’t expect a spin-off of National Geographic magazine to have much content related to officer survival, but the August issue of National Geographic Adventure delivers just that in a surprising 1-2 punch.