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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.


May
21
comment Does not using the brain erode its power?
Welcome to CogSci! We expect some degree of initial research prior to phrasing a question so that people answering it have an easier time answering exactly which part you don't get/want to know more about. Try looking into the subject shortly yourself and please update your question reflecting your research, along with any open questions you might have.
May
19
reviewed Approve How do I change my tiredness patterns?
May
17
revised Getting started with EEG data
Got rid of some unnecessary stuff.
May
13
revised Are there any free databases of audio-visual emotional stimuli (English)?
Removed redundant question, slightly better markup.
May
7
comment What Quantified Self reserach tools are there for measuring performance while playing videogames?
Possible duplicate? cogsci.stackexchange.com/q/20/21
Mar
31
comment Is happiness a result of cognitive or a side effect of neurobiological processes?
As @BenCole pointed out, there are at least two questions in here which could be split up. Since this question didn't attract any answers over a long period of time, I've closed the question until done so. I do feel they can be good questions on their own, but a possible reason nobody answered so far is the scope is too broad.
Mar
24
comment Images on personal computers - Which aspect of size to keep constant?
Just a thought here, (2) would be possible, if you introduce a setup step somewhere before the test. If you create a fully scalable user interface, you could ask users initially to scale the interface to the size of e.g. a standardized dice, or just use a ruler.
Mar
16
reviewed Approve Is there a name for the tendency to use proper nouns often in conversation?
Mar
8
comment Is fear rational?
I do see you are new to Stack Exchange, so don't feel offended by this. I advise you to read through the faq properly to better understand what is expected of you when asking a question here.
Mar
8
comment Is fear rational?
I closed the question as "Not A Real Question" instead of suggested by @what as Off Topic. It might be on topic but it's way too vague, and you leave it up to the answerer to guess what you are referring too. Additionally there is no background research whatsoever. You can still update your question to address these issues.
Mar
1
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
25
revised Why are most people right handed?
Added DOI links.
Feb
18
awarded  Investor
Feb
18
revised Does an exceptional working memory inhibit intelligence?
Improved reference to article.
Feb
12
revised What does hemispatial neglect vision look like?
Improved title.
Feb
12
comment Are there cognitive benefits to two hand typing versus one finger?
Interesting references, but this is the more 'obvious' answer I suppose. :) What about the relation to the comments made about juggling?
Feb
12
comment Can the Philosophy thought game “The experience machine” be answered by Positive Psychology?
Interesting question! You mention in Positive Psychology it has been shown the baseline can be raised or lowered. Doesn't that relate to some of your questions? In what way does the research you do know about fall short?
Feb
9
awarded  Constable
Feb
1
revised What is the effect of high expectations on long-term happiness?
Added relevant links, improved spelling/formatting.
Jan
30
revised Is there sub-conscious error correction in interpreting heard language?
Added tags, stressed actual question.