Kuba J. Glazek

Consultant / Ph.D. / Los Angeles/Irvine

Background

Dr. Glazek has a B.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. In his doctoral research, he investigated how our visual system collects information from the environment, how our brain forms memories about what is seen, and how we use this information in our response to a given situation. He studied how task and object familiarity affects visual search, memory, and motor control. He has researched and published on visual perception, short-term and working memory, movement control, and the effects of prior knowledge on performance.

As a forensic expert, Dr. Glazek assists clients with premises liability, retail accidents, and transportation accidents. Dr. Glazek has evaluated human factors involved in accidents including single and multiple motor vehicles, pedestrians versus motor vehicles, bicycle versus motor vehicles; pedal and/or shift errors during driving; adult and children’s behavior, warning compliance; and slips, trips, and falls.  Dr. Glazek has experience evaluating factors such as visual and perceptual abilities; object and surface visibility and conspicuity; motivation, attention, distraction, and cognitive load; risk assessment and decision-making; memory; movement control, reaction times, and response times. 

Dr. Glazek participates as a standard developer for the American Society for Testing and Materials’ committee on snow and water sports (ASTM F27). He also serves as a peer reviewer for several scientific journals and conference proceedings and is on the editorial boards of International Journal of School and Educational Psychology and Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. 

Education and Certifications

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