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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.


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awarded  Announcer
Nov
19
answered Do action video games have an effect on spatial skills?
Nov
19
comment Do action video games have an effect on spatial skills?
This Bachelor's thesis by Mika Hirvasoja (2004) provides an overview of past research on "Improving Spatial Skills Through Computer Games". I didn't find the particular study demonstrated.
Nov
19
comment Do action video games have an effect on spatial skills?
For starters, the 3D blocks used (and the concept of mental rotation) seem to originate from Shepard & Metzler (1971)
Nov
19
asked Do action video games have an effect on spatial skills?
Nov
19
comment What is the relationship between computer game performance and measures of ability?
Related: Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
Nov
19
revised Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
Added proper references.
Nov
19
awarded  Tag Editor
Nov
19
revised expertise wiki description
Expertise doesn't have to be 'academic' expertise, and thus rewrote the wiki.
Nov
19
revised expertise wiki excerpt
Expertise doesn't have to be 'academic' expertise, and thus rewrote the wiki.
Nov
19
revised Why have historically most inventors been men?
Removed irrelevant tag. Mentioned source in link.
Nov
19
revised What type of learning mechanism produces a consistent typo?
Removed irrelevant expertise tag, added relevant procedural-memory tag.
Nov
19
revised Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
Added proper reference.
Nov
19
revised Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
Added link to CogWorks Lab.
Nov
18
comment How repeatable are cognitive science findings within the same individual?
When dealing with humans, you always have to take into account learning effects in experimental design. The main difference with the type of machines you are referring to is those machines don't have a memory. Humans do, and subsequent tests will always be influenced (in predictable and unpredictable ways) by previous experiments.
Nov
18
revised How repeatable are cognitive science findings within the same individual?
Slightly improved english, removed unnecessary 'thanks'.
Nov
15
comment Why do we prefer visually aligned objects?
Given the OP's request for an explanation as to why we prefer things as such I wonder whether you could add any references in order to substantiate your closing addition.
Nov
15
comment How do emotions influence the language structures we use?
Perhaps you might be able to get an answer on linguistics. Unfortunately I can't migrate the question there anymore since this question is older than 60 days. In case you ask the question there, consider deleting this one after you have received answers. Also keep us posted if you post there.
Nov
15
revised Is there a region of cortex which over a period of development becomes the seat of self?
Improved reference.
Nov
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on reaction-time tag wiki excerpt