Otto Lappi


Education information

PhD (Cognitive Science)

Description of research and teaching

In everyday life we carry out many tasks that are apparently easy and simple, but in fact are underpinned by complex and sophisticated cognitive and neural mechanisms. The impressive adaptability of human perception and cognition is starkly revealed in artificial intelligence and robotics, where even tasks such as driving a car or simply walking down a path have turned out to be huge challenges. On the other hand, in expert performance we can observe learning and skill development at the edge of human cognitive and physiologicla capacity. My research aims to understand the cognitive and neural basis of human everyday and expert performance. Research methods combine contolled laboratory and simulator experiments, field experiments "in the wild", cognitive modelling and qualitative methods.


Latest publications

  1. Gaze doesn’t always lead steering

    Lehtonen, E., Lappi, O., Koskiahde, N., Mansikka, T. A., Hietamäki, J. L. I. & Summala, K. H. I., Dec 2018, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 121, p. 268-278 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Visuomotor control, eye movements, and steering: A unified approach for incorporating feedback, feedforward, and internal models

    Lappi, O. & Mole, C., Oct 2018, In : Psychological Bulletin. 144, 10, p. 981-1001 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. A computational model for driver's cognitive state, visual perception and intermittent attention in a distracted car following task

    Pekkanen, J. J. O., Lappi, O., Rinkkala, P., Tuhkanen, N. S., Frantsi, R. & Summala, K. H. I., 5 Sep 2018, In : Royal Society Open Science. 5, 180194, p. 1-23 23 p., 180194.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Human Factors (Journal)

    Otto Lappi (Reviewer)
    16 Jan 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

  2. Tieteen päivät 2019

    Otto Lappi (Speaker: Chair)
    12 Jan 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

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