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Walter Boot

Walter R. Boot

Director, Florida State University Attention and Training Lab

Walter R. Boot is an associate professor of psychology at Florida State University and director of the university’s Attention and Training Lab. He is one of six principal investigators of the multi-disciplinary Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement.  His research interests include how humans perform and learn to master complex tasks (especially tasks with safety-critical consequences), how age influences perceptual and cognitive abilities vital to the performance of these tasks, and how technological interventions can improve the well-being and cognitive functioning of older adults. Boot has published extensively on the topic of technology-based interventions involving digital games.