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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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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
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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
20
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.
Nov
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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.