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I did a thesis on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) using Cognitive Psychology and Activity Theory as a background. Cognitive Science fascinates me but I have little experience with it. At the moment I'm a PhD student at the IT University of Copenhagen, at the PIT lab studying HCI, but I mainly have a software development background.

In 2007 I got my bachelor degree in applied informatics in Belgium. Immediately after, I started working at the company where I did my internship, AIM Productions. I liked the work and colleagues at the company too much to give up entirely for further studies, so I decided to combine the two. In 2009 I started studying for my master in Game and Media Technology at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and I graduated in 2012.


Dec
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revised Possibility of perfect virtual reality
Improved english.
Dec
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revised Does medication to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder reduce associated cognitive deficits?
Improved links. Removed unnecessary closing remark.
Dec
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comment Can neural spiking in an organism temporarily cease?
Consider merging this with your other answer instead. However, much thanks for following up on your question!
Dec
3
comment Can neural spiking in an organism temporarily cease?
Your link to 'considerable nervous system' doesn't work for me. Consider updating it in line with our site guidelines as I've demonstrated for the other reference. Great answer! +1
Dec
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revised Can neural spiking in an organism temporarily cease?
Improved references.
Nov
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comment Difference between parallel processing done by human brain and by computers
Nice of you to point out the brain actually does multitask, of which breathing and controlling muscles are very good examples. You make some interesting comments, but I can't up vote this as an answer.
Nov
30
comment Difference between parallel processing done by human brain and by computers
It might also be interesting to look into some papers discussing multitasking, I'm quite certain plenty of research has been done related to that.
Nov
30
comment Difference between parallel processing done by human brain and by computers
One thing I can answer: comparing a neuron to a computational unit seems wrong to me. Rather a set of neurons could make up a computational unit to some degree.
Nov
27
awarded  Strunk & White
Nov
27
revised To what extent do individuals vary in their ability to mentally visualise?
Improved formatting/links.
Nov
26
comment Why do we become bored of stimuli after multiple exposures to it?
Interesting question. While you await an answer try looking for the answer yourself to possibly show some initial research yourself first. You can still update this question with any new information you find.
Nov
26
revised How does displaying existing votes to a poll influence subsequent voting behaviour?
Fixed typo.
Nov
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revised To what extent do individuals vary in their ability to mentally visualise?
Removed highly irrelevant tag 'brain-injury'.
Nov
22
accepted Do action video games have an effect on spatial skills?
Nov
22
revised Ignoring minority while generalizing about a group, any theoretical reference?
Inline links, removed erroneous 'no'.
Nov
20
awarded  Self-Learner
Nov
20
revised Do action video games have an effect on spatial skills?
Added extra video links for the games in the second study.
Nov
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comment Do action video games have an effect on spatial skills?
I just checked out what the Ballance game looked like, and I'm a bit puzzled about why they chose this game as a control group now. The pencil-and-paper logic games in the second study seem to be a better control group to me.
Nov
20
revised Do action video games have an effect on spatial skills?
Added PDF for Feng's paper, and links to video games.
Nov
20
comment Do action video games have an effect on spatial skills?
@OriesokVlassky That's something that has been measured in many previous studies as well. The effect of practice always seems to have a bigger effect on women. I recall reading about possible explanations e.g. boys when growing up playing with more 'mechanical' toys which have a more positive effect on mental rotation. If you are interested in the gender differences, both referenced papers go into great detail into this issue, but that wasn't what I was after when reading these papers.