A Research Agenda for Neuroactivities in Construction Safety Knowledge Sharing, Hazard Identification and Decision Making

  • Rita Yi Man LiEmail author
  • Kwong Wing Chau
  • Weisheng Lu
  • Daniel Chi Wing Ho
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 953)


Neuroscience is often associated with psychology or medical studies. In this research, we propose a research agenda for studying neuroactivities during construction knowledge sharing and hazard identification via a neuroscience tool such as fNIRS. It explores the different regions of the brain which may involve hazard decision making. Processing executive functions, for example, attention, memory and planning tasks are connected to the prefrontal cortex activation. As per the neural efficiency hypothesis, individuals with higher intelligence test scores exhibit less neural activity when they perform a complicated task. The temporal lobes contain many substructures, with functions such as perception, object recognition, memory acquisition, language understanding, and emotional reactions.


Neuroscience fNIRS Memory Construction safety 



The research is supported by:

Willingness to share construction safety knowledge via Web 2.0, mobile apps and IoT (UGC/FDS15/E01/17).

Ocular behaviour, construction hazard awareness and an AI chatbot (UGC/FDS15/E01/18).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Yi Man Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kwong Wing Chau
    • 2
  • Weisheng Lu
    • 2
  • Daniel Chi Wing Ho
    • 3
  1. 1.HKSYU Real Estate and Economics Research LabShue Yan UniversityNorth PointHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Real Estate and ConstructionThe University of Hong KongPok Fu LamHong Kong
  3. 3.Faculty of Design and EnvironmentTHEiChai WanHong Kong

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