Jing Feng

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Assistant Professor

  • Email: jing_feng@ncsu.edu
  • Phone: 919-515-3411
  • Address:
    Poe Hall 730, Box 7650
    NCSU Campus
    Raleigh, NC 27695

Biography

Jing Feng is an Assistant Professor in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition Program at the Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University. She completed her undergraduate study at Zhejiang University in China, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Toronto in Canada. Prior to joining NC State, she received postdoctoral training at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest on the cognitive neuroscience of aging, and at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, on human factors in driving. 
 
Dr. Feng conducts research integrating theories of attention and relevant applications in human factors. On the theoretical side, she studies attention across the visual field, individual differences and age-related changes in attention, as well as the effects of cognitive training. On the practical side, she applies these theoretical findings to understand aging and driving, driver distraction, driver-automation interaction, and the design of information displays. She is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is selected as a member of NC State's 2017-2018 class of University Faculty Scholars.
 

Teaching and Research Interests

- Spatial, selective, and sustained attention

- Age-related changes in attention, driving safety, and brain plasticity

- Driver distraction, mind wandering, driver-automation interaction 

- Information displays to facilitate attentional processing

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Choi, H., Kasko, J., & Feng, J. (accepted). Attention assessment technology for monitoring and intervention for older drivers' crash risks in various hazardous situations. The Gerontologist
Geden, M., Staicu, A., & Feng, J. (in press). Reduced target facilitation and increased distractor suppression during mind wandering. Experimental Psychology.
 
Kim, B., Joines, S., Elinchum, R., & Feng, J. (in press). Usability study to improve interaction design for drivers in car-sharing system. Journal of Usability Studies. 
 
Namian, M., Albert, A., & Feng, J. (2018). Effects of distraction on hazard recognition and safety risk perception. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(4): 04018008. 
 
Zhu, M., Rudisill, T. M., Rauscher, K. J., Davidov, D. M., & Feng, J. (2018). Risk perception of cellphone use while driving: Results from a delphi survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(6), 1074. 
 
Feng, J., Choi, H., Craik, F. I. M., Levine, B., Moreno, S., Naglie, G., & Zhu, M. (2018). Adaptive response criterion in road hazard detection among older drivers. Traffic Injury Prevention, 19(2), 141-146. 
 
Choi, H., Geden, M., & Feng, J. (2017). Mind wanders more in images when performing a visual concurrent task. PLOS ONE, 12(2):e0189667. 
 
Geden, M., Staicu, A., & Feng, J. (2017). The impact of perceptual load and time on mind wandering while driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2017.07.004                                       
 
Shen, S., Koech, W., Feng, J., & Zhu, M. (2017). Older adults’ travel patterns in the United States in 2015. BMJ Open, 7(8):e015780
 
Feng, J., & Spence, I. (2017). The effects of spatial endogenous pre-cueing across eccentricities. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 888.
 
Feng, J., Craik, F. I. M., Levine, B., Moreno, S., Naglie, G., & Choi, H. (2017). Differential age-related changes in attention across an extended visual field. European Journal of Ageing14(2), 167-177. 
 
Clark, H., & Feng, J. (2017). Age differences in the takeover of vehicle control and engagement in non-driving-related activities in simulated semi-autonomous driving. Accident, Analysis & Prevention106, 468-479.

Jacob, T., Snyder, W., Feng, J., & Choi, H. (2016). A neural model for straight line detection in the human visual cortex. Neurocomputing, 199, 185-196.

Feng, J., Marulan, S., & Donmez, B. (2014). Susceptibility to driver distraction questionnaire: development and relation to relevant self-reported measures. Transportation Research Record, 2434, 26-34. .

Feng, J., & Spence, I. (2014). Upper visual field advantage in localizing a target among distractors. i-Perception, 5(2), 97-100.

Spence, I., Jia, A., Feng, J., Elserafi, J., & Zhao, Y. (2013). How speech modifies visual attention. Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27(5), 633-643.

Feng, J., & Spence, I. (2012). A Mixture Distribution of Selective Spatial Attention. Experimental Psychology, 60(3), 149-156. 

Feng, J., Spence, I., & Pratt, J. (2012). Attention and Visuospatial Working Memory Share the Same Processing Resources. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 103. 

Wu., S., Cheng, C. K., Feng, J., D'Angelo, L., Alain, C., & Spence, I. (2012). Playing a First-person Shooter Video Game Induces Neuroplastic Change. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 1286-1293.

Spence, I., & Feng, J. (2010). Video Games and Spatial Cognition. Review of General Psychology, 14(2), 92-104. 

Spence, I., Yu, J., Feng, J., & Marshman, J. (2009). Women Match Men when Learning a Spatial Skill. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 35, 1097-1103.

Spence, I., DeYoung, C. G., & Feng, J. (2009). The Technology Profile Inventory: Construction, Validation, and Application. Computers in Human Behavior, 25, 458-465.

Feng, J., Spence, I., & Pratt, J. (2007). Playing an Action Video Game Reduces Gender Differences in Spatial Cognition. Psychological Science, 18(10), 850-855.


Conference Papers

Choi, H. & Feng, J. (2018). Older drivers’ compensatory driving behaviors and self-awareness of functional declines. In The Proceedings of the 2018 Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, DC.
Namian, M., Albert, A., & Feng, J. (2018). Effects of distraction on hazard recognition and safety risk perception. To appear in the Proceedings of The Construction Research Congress 2018, New Orleans, LA.
 
Clark, H., McLaughlin, A. C., Williams, B., & Feng, J. (2017). Performance in takeover and characteristics of non-driving related tasks during highly automated driving in younger and older drivers. In The Proceedings of the 2017 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Austin, TX, USA.
 
Clark, H., McLaughlin, A. C., & Feng, J. (2017). Situational awareness and time to takeover when viewing simulated driving with high-level automation. In The Proceedings of the 2017 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Austin, TX, USA.
 
Sall, R. J., Wu, S., Spence, I., & Feng, J. (2017). Destination, seen unclearly: relevance of heads-up display information to driving is unrelated to its processing. In The Proceedings of the 2017 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Austin, TX, USA. 
 
Barik, T., Smith, J., Lubick, K., Holmes, E., Feng, J., Murphy-Hill, E., & Parnin, C. (2017). Do developers pay attention to error messages? In The Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Software Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Sall, R., & Feng, J. (2016). Better off alone: presence of one hazard impedes detection of another when presented together in simulated traffic scenes. To appear in the Proceedings of the 2016 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Washington, DC, USA.

Choi, H., & Feng, J. (2016). Differential association of distinct attentional functions with specific driving errors and crash types. In the Proceedings of the 95th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.

Choi, H., Nam, C., & Feng, J. (2015). A wandering mind cannot resolve conflicts in displayed information. In the Proceedings of the 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Clark, H., & Feng, J. (2015). Driver behavior at take-over in partial autonomous driving. In the Proceedings of the 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Geden, M., & Feng, J. (2015). Environment impacts mind wandering during driving. In the Proceedings of the 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Choi, H., Grühn, D., & Feng, J. (2015). Self-report attentional failures during driving relate to on-road crashes and simulated driving performance of older drivers. In the Proceedings of the 94th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.

Feng, J., Craik, F. I. M., Levine, B., Moreno, S., Naglie, G., Choi, H., & Medina, A. (2015). Drive Aware: measuring attention in the context of driving. In the Proceedings of the 94th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.

Riggan, B. S., Snyder, W. E., Wang, X., & Feng, J. (2014). A human factors study of graphical passwords using biometrics. In X. Jiang, et al. (Eds.) Pattern Recognition: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2014, 464-475.  

Choi, H.-S., & Feng, J. (2014). Attentional Failures during Driving. To appear in the Proceedings of the 2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Chicago, IL, USA.

Feng, J., Marulan, S., & Donmez, B. (2014). Susceptibility to driver distraction questionnaire: development and relation to relevant self-reported measures. To appear in the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, USA.

Feng, J., & Donmez, B. (2013). Design of effective feedback: understanding driver, feedback, and their interaction. In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, Bolton Landing, NY.

Feng, J., & Spence, I. (2010). Left or Right? Spatial Arrangement for Information Presentation. In Proceedings of the 2010 Conference of the Center for Advanced Studies on Collaborative Research (IBM CASCON), Toronto, Canada. 

Feng, J., & Spence, I. (2008). Video Games Change your Brain. In Proceedings of Meaningful Play 2008, Michigan, USA. 

Feng, J., & Spence, I. (2008). Attending to Large Dynamic Displays. In Extended abstract in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) 2008, Florence, Italy.

Feng, J., & Spence, I. (2007). Effects of Cognitive Training on Individual Differences in Attention. In Proceedings of HCI International 2007: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, Vol.13, Beijing, China. 

Feng, J., & Spence, I. (2006). Closing the Gender Gap by Training Using Action Video Games. In Proceedings of the Second IASTED International Conference on Education and Technology, Calgary, Canada.

Feng, J., & Spence, I. (2006). Prepare women for careers in ICT using video games. In the Proceedings of IBM CASCON 2006, Toronto, Canada.


Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

Feng, J. & Spence, I. (in press). Playing action video games boosts visual attention. To appear in C. Ferguson (Ed.) Video Game Influences on Aggression, Cognition, and Attention. Springer.
 
Sall, R. J., Choi, H., & Feng, J. (2018). Bringing older drivers up to speed with technology: cognitive changes, training, and advances in transportation technology. In R. Pak, & A. McLaughlin (Eds.) Aging, Technology and Health (Chapter 4, pp.81-111)Elsevier.

Choi, H. & Feng, J. (2017). Using video games to improve spatial abilities. In R. Zheng, & M. Gardner (Eds.) The Handbook of Research on Serious Games for Educational Applications.

McLaughlin, A., Feng, J., & Whitlock, L. (2016). Video Game Training. To appear in S. Whitbourne (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging.

Choi, H., & Feng, J. (2016). General Slowing Hypothesis. To appear in S. Whitbourne (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging.

McLaughlin, A., Feng, J., & Pak, R. (2015). Design for lifelong learning and fulfillment: convergence of science and technology in a hierarchy of needs. To appear in W. S. Bainbridge, & M. C. Roco (Eds.) Handbook of Science and Technology Convergence, Part VI, pp.1073-1087.


Technical Report

Lester, J., Feng, J., Mott, B., Smith, A., Geden, M. (2017). Securing Critical Infrastructure: Anticipatory Thinking Environments, Modeling, and Measuring. Technical report submitted to Laboratory for Analytic Sciences.
 
Feng, J., Kasko, J., Foss, R., Goodwin, A., & Wang, Y. (2017). Needs and Challenges of Older Drivers in North Carolina: Crash Patterns, Driving Habits, Competence and Cognitive Functioning. Technical report submitted to North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Cognitive and Engineering Psychology from University of Toronto, 2011
  • M.A. in Cognitive and Engineering Psychology from University of Toronto, 2006
  • B.Sc. in Applied Psychology from Zhejiang University, 2005