In this episode, we discuss the phenomenon known as auditory exclusion (going deaf under ) and I explain how it happens and how it can impact situational awareness and decision making. Length: 35 minutes http://traffic.libsyn.com/samatters/SAM20130207C20Auditory20Exclusion.mp3
In this episode we explore three types of that can impact first responders. Length: 33 minutes http://traffic.libsyn.com/samatters/SAM20121207C20Three20Types20of20.mp3
This episode discusses some of the ill effects that can impact situational awareness and decision making as a result of . Length: 30 minutes. http://traffic.libsyn.com/samatters/SAM20070207C20Your20brain20on20drugs.mp3
In this article we discuss three types of : Acute , episodic acute and chronic . First responders can, and often do, experience all three. can impact firefighter situational awareness and, equally concerning, can have devastating long-term impacts.
Thank you for coming along for the ride as I discussed the impact has on first responder situational awareness and decision making. This series reads like the chronicles of a virtual chamber of horrors. First responders focus a lot of attention on tactical training and skill development. Far less time (if any) is spent […]
Welcome to part 8 on the series dedicated to . In the previous segment I talked about the vulnerability of your brain to become overloaded under which can impact your situational awareness. In this article I’m going to talk about how your perception of time can become distorted as a result of .
Welcome to Part 7 of my series on and its impact on first responder situational awareness. I appreciate all the very nice comments I have received by email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep them coming. Your messages inspire and motivate me more than you can ever imagine. Thank you so much! In the previous […]
Welcome to Part 6 of the Understanding series. In the last segment I shared with you some of the ill-effects can have on vision and I made brief reference to a term that may be new to many readers – auditory exclusion. This is an important consequence of that can have tremendous […]
Welcome to Part 5 of my discussion on . In the last segment I talked about the positive and negative impacts of hyper vigilance and its impact on first responder situational awareness. While -released hormones increase arousal of the senses, the brain struggles to process all the information coming in. If you try to process […]
Welcome to part four of the series on understanding . In the first three segments I talked about the various kinds of first responders can experience. For seasoned veterans, the information shared likely served as a good review. For newer members, it may have alerted you to the ors that may challenge your situational […]