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Want a Resilient Grid? The Key is Human Factors Engineering

Want a Resilient Grid? The Key is Human Factors Engineering

Human factors engineering takes lessons from psychology, sociology, anthropology, neuroscience, and a variety of other fields, and then applies engineering principles to achieve a desired outcome. For example, this could involve an operator trying to maintain their level of stress in "the middle": not too low, where low motivation, attention, memory, and situational awareness are a big concern, neither too high, where decisions tend to be made rapidly without considering all the factors.