The cognitive science of intelligence analysis

Nathan J. McNeese, Verica Buchanan, Nancy Cooke

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Abstract

Over the years, the human factors community has identified many challenges and complexities associated with intelligence analysis, many directly related to cognition. The pressures that intelligence analysts must deal with on a day-to-day basis stretch one's cognitive bandwidth. Through a review of human factors related intelligence analysis research, this paper presents multiple cognitive challenges that impact intelligence analysts' work. In response to these challenges, the authors outline ways in which human factors can be beneficial to alleviating many of the challenges. Finally, the authors introduce the Living Lab approach as a valuable and unique means for understanding the cognitive science of intelligence analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2015
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages826-830
Number of pages5
Volume2015-January
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289470
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event59th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2015Oct 30 2015

Other

Other59th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period10/26/1510/30/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    McNeese, N. J., Buchanan, V., & Cooke, N. (2015). The cognitive science of intelligence analysis. In 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2015 (Vol. 2015-January, pp. 826-830). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931215591250