Kuba J. Glazek

Consultant / Ph.D. / Los Angeles/Irvine

Background

Dr. Glazek has a Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from Temple University.  His doctoral work focused on understanding the effects of task and object familiarity on eye movements and limb control to understand how the brain processes visual information under various conditions.  Dr. Glazek assists clients with premises liability, retail accidents, and transportation accidents.

Dr. Glazek has specialized understanding of human factors issues in accident causation such as motivation, vision, and perception; visibility, glare, and conspicuity; attention, distraction, and cognitive load; driver behavior, risk, and decision-making; eye-witness memory and memory coding; motor control, typical human reaction to situations, and response times. His work has included evaluating motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian versus motor vehicle accidents, bicycle versus motor vehicle accidents; pedal and/or shift errors during driving; warnings; retail accidents, and slips, trips, and falls.  Dr. Glazek has taught human factors and sensation and perception at undergraduate and graduate levels and serves as a peer reviewer for several scientific journals and conferences.

Representative Engagements

  • Motor vehicle incidents involving pedal errors, shift errors, distraction, hypervigilance, glare, low visibility, fatigue, inexperience, negative transfer, medical conditions, and intoxication;
  • Bicycle versus motor vehicle incidents involving glare, lane-keeping behavior, and route familiarity;
  • Trip and fall and slip and fall incidents on level and inclined surfaces and stairs involving distraction, contrast and conspicuity, and medical conditions;
  • Seatbelt use rates and accidents in passenger vehicles and motor coaches;
  • Sports injuries involving rapid reactions and effects of age, gender, and motor skills;
  • Warning content and compliance;
  • Usability testing and user research.

Education

  • Ph.D. Brain and Cognitive Sciences – Temple University
  • B.A. Psychology – University of Connecticut
  • B.A. English Literature – University of Connecticut