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bio website whathecode.wordpress.com
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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.


Sep
16
revised Can the brain work better in stressful conditions?
grammar, some puntuation and added 'perception' tag, and improved link
Sep
16
revised Why do soldiers seldom “fight to the death” even if they are going to be killed anyway?
Improved links.
Sep
16
comment Why do people remember things when they stop trying to remember?
Possible duplicate: How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
Sep
14
revised Do people like those who are similar to them and why?
Corrected typo.
Sep
13
revised Are liars inclined to lie to themselves?
Restructured and improved English.
Sep
13
comment Why do I type “it's” when I know it should be “its”
@JeromyAnglim By all means, if you think your answer here doesn't answer my question which I thought was a duplicate, reopen and answer it!
Sep
12
comment Why do I type “it's” when I know it should be “its”
I particularly believe Mien's answer to be a more plausible answer now. Would be worthwhile investigating more into. Similar to Jeff's explanation, but then applied to muscle memory.
Sep
12
revised Why do you sometimes write down one word while actually intending to write another?
Added improved link. (can't add link so needed code block :/)
Sep
12
comment Why do you sometimes write down one word while actually intending to write another?
I was just rereading this answer, given that another user posted the same question. After a second read I notice that I actually do not make the speech error of saying "possible" instead of "possibly". Wouldn't that invalidate this answer? (hence the unaccept)
Sep
12
comment Why do I type “it's” when I know it should be “its”
The first answer states "The same model can predict typographic errors as well". However, I just reread that answer and I can confirm, indeed I do not make the speech error of saying "possible" instead of "possibly", although I do type it wrong sometimes. The answer there not answering your question does not prevent this from being a duplicate question. You can comment on the question/answers there to raise shortcomings so possibly new answers can be added. I will already start by unaccepting the current answer.
Sep
12
comment Why do you sometimes write down one word while actually intending to write another?
I was just rereading the answer, and actually this might be more plausible. As far as I know I don't make the speech error of saying 'possible' when I meant 'possibly', so even though if "phonemes spread activation to orthographic units" that would not lead to me typing it wrong.
Sep
12
comment What is the impact of showing the amount of unattended notifications to the user?
@what Never thought of it that way. Already useful input, thanks! The question remains though. Suppose it would always show the amount of items you haven't 'inspected' yet, or just an indication that there are some you haven't inspected yet.
Sep
12
revised What is the impact of showing the amount of unattended notifications to the user?
Clarified I'm not interested in different 'kinds' of notifications.
Sep
12
comment What is the impact of showing the amount of unattended notifications to the user?
@what You mean you remember the number then and see whether it increases?
Sep
12
comment What is the impact of showing the amount of unattended notifications to the user?
I found a related question on UX, but let's see whether we can do better here!
Sep
12
asked What is the impact of showing the amount of unattended notifications to the user?
Sep
12
comment What is the scientific term for unexpected, spontaneous dream recall?
(continuation of user3533's answer converted to comment) .. "From what I can tell people who can usually recall memories, facts, etc at whim are very intelligent, but this is not what I'm experiencing. I've been looking specifically at hypermnesia."
Sep
11
reviewed Close How can schemas be applied to website design?
Sep
11
reviewed Leave Open What are the groundbreaking papers on “Perception Learning” within Cognitive Science?
Sep
11
reviewed Close Can “7 deadly sins/virtues” be explained in terms of brain hormone level or receptor mutations?