Developing and evaluating driver rehabilitation programs using neurobehavioural techniques

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department

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Updated 23-12-2014
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Project
RegionNational coverage
Title of the ProgrammeCzech-Norwegian Research Programme
Title of the ProjectDeveloping and evaluating driver rehabilitation programs using neurobehavioural techniques
Number of the Project7F14183
Project Promoter

Masaryk University, Brno

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Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

Norges Handelshøyskole

Transportøkonomisk Institut

Name of Local Partner(s)

Transport Research Centre, Brno

Objective of the Project

DRIVEN aims to reduce road-traffic fatalities by developing and evaluating new empathy-based training programs for dangerous drivers. The project will develop an ecologically valid technique capable of measuring behavioural and neuropsychological empathic responses during real interactions between drivers. In turn, it will (1) contribute to basic research into the neuroscience of empathy; (2) develop a neurobehavioural technique for the objective evaluation of rehabilitation and behavioural-intervention programs; (3) stimulate neuroeconomic research - a field that remains unexplored in the Czech Republic. The project is based on transfer of knowledge among researchers of multiple disciplines comprising psychologists, therapists, traffic psychologists, experts in behavioural economics, and neuroscientists.

Approved grant

963 811 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st October 2014, End date: 30th April 2017