Cognitive Consultants International (CCI-HQ) specializes in taking a cognitive neuro-scientific approach to applied real-world consultancy and research. In a nutshell, that means that we apply our knowledge and understanding of the human brain and cognitive system to resolve practical problems and human factors issues in the real world.
CCI-HQ provides consultancy, scientific research, expert witness, and training that focuses on human factors and performance. The work is led by Dr Itiel Dror and associate consultants, who examine areas such as continuous professional development, improving decision making, and use of technology through scientific understanding of human cognition, applied to healthcare, business, HR, L&D, banking, forensic science, policing, and other expert domains.
See, for example, papers published in Science (e.g., implicit cognitive biases and also 'Explore blind testing to prevent errors - get practical about fighting cognitive bias'), in The Economist (e.g., 'Ignorance is bliss'), and in Nature (e.g., 'Science in court: Courage of conviction' and 'The Fine Print'), that focus on Dr Dror's work on decision making and cognitive bias. See also a brief to the Houses of Parliament, and other publications.
Dr. Itiel Dror has received the ABP (Association for Business Psychology) Annual Chairman's Award, for the best achievements and excellence in Business Psychology. He has been an expert witness in a number of countries, and has been commissioned both by the prosecution and by the defence, as well as been invited to train judges (e.g., the Senior Judiciary in England, all Superior Court Judges in the State of Massachusetts, and in other countries). Dr Dror is also a member of the Massachusetts Forensic Science Oversight Board, the AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science) Advisory Committee on Forensic Science Assessment, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Innocence Project, and was the Chair of the Human Factors Committee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the US Department of Justice (DoJ). Dr. Dror is on the Board of Editors of a number of scientific journals, including the Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition (JARMAC), Science & Justice, and Pragmatics & Cognition.
CCI-HQ has worked with a variety of governmental and commercial entities to increase efficiency and effectiveness (see some of our events). Because of CCI-HQ's unique perspective, it is able to provide insights and solutions that make good business cases because they show how to achieve 'more for less.'