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Scott Galster, PhD


Contact Information

Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
8 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506


  • Department of Neuroscience
  • Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
  • Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Training

  • PhD: Applied Experimental Psychology, The Catholic University of America
  • MA: Applied Experimental Psychology, The Catholic University of America

Research Interests

Research Programs


Biomedical Engineering

Human Performance

Dr. Galster focuses on all aspects of human performance research, including physical, cognitive, behavioral, biomarker, physiological, environmental, and social measures used to assess an individual’s or team’s functional state. The focus of these efforts is to improve recovery and readiness and increase or optimize performance across multiple groups including Athletes, Military, Patients and the general Population (AMP2). He will be responsible for developing and maintaining several new initiatives in these areas, to advance the state of the art in research, and improve people’s lives.

Recent Publications

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Gruenwald, C., Middendorf, M., Hoepf, M., & Galster, S. (2018) Augmenting human performance in remotely piloted aircraft. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, 89(2), 115-121.

T. Yue, X. Jia, J. Petrosino, L. Sun, Z. Fan, J. Fine, R. Davis, S. Galster, J. Kuret, D. W. Scharre, M. Zhang. Computational integration of nanoscale physical biomarkers and cognitive assessments for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and prognosis. Sci. Adv. 3, e1700669 (2017).

Middendorf, M., Gruenwald, C., Vidulich, M. A., & Galster, S. (2017). Developing and validating practical eye metrics for the sense-assess-augment framework. In P. S. Tsang, M. A. Vidulich & J. Flach (Eds.), Advances in Aviation Psychology, Volume 2: Using Scientific Methods to Address Practical Human Factors Needs (pp. 199-216). Routledge.

Pappada, S., Papadimos, T.J., Lipps, J.A., Feeney, J.J., Durkee, K.T., Galster, S.M., Winfield, S.R., Pfeil, S.A., Bhandary, S.P., Castellon-Larios, K., Stoicea, N., & Moffatt-Bruce, S.D. (2016). Establishing an instrumented training environment for simulation-based training of health care providers: An initial proof of concept. International Journal of Academic Medicine, Vol2, (1), pp. 32-40.

Flach, J., Bennett, W., & Galster, S. (2014) Aviation Psychology: Optimizing Human and System Performance. In, M.A. Vidulich, P. S. Tsang, and J. F. Flach (Eds.) Advances in Aviation Psychology, Volume 1. Ashgate Publishing Limited, Farnham, England.

Parasuraman, R., & Galster, S. (2013). Sensing, assessing, and augmenting threat detection: behavioral, neuroimaging, and brain stimulation evidence for the critical role of attention. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, <7:273. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00273

Galster, S.M., Johnson, E.M.; Sense-Assess-Augment: A taxonomy for human effectiveness; AFRL-RH-WP-TM-2013-0002; ADA585921; 88ABW-2013-2061; Cleared 30-Apr-13; Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433; Human Effectiveness Directorate; May 2013

Parasuraman, R., Baldwin, C. L., Knott, B., Warm, J. S., Finomore, V., Boehm-Davis, D., & Galster, S. M. (2012). Neuroergonomics, technology, and cognition. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 41, 5167-5171.