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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.


Mar
22
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
21
comment Can a person “self-induce” the placebo effect?
Is this a reply to julian fernandez his comment? If so just write a short summary as a comment there, possibly several comments. This does not seem relevant to the OP at all.
Mar
21
revised Can a person “self-induce” the placebo effect?
Fixed link.
Mar
19
comment Why do people feel the need to make changes to a solution presented by another person?
Criticism is part of Stack Exchange's Q&A system. It's a way to indicate why one answer is more suitable than the other, and gives you a chance to motivate/update your answer according to that critique. It's nothing personal, that's why I welcomed you, ... you are very welcome to CogSci. ;p
Mar
19
comment Why do people feel the need to make changes to a solution presented by another person?
Welcome to CogSci! This does not seem to answer the question, and is rather an unrelated piece of information. That aside, we also generally expect references in answers to make them stronger, e.g. take a look at Eoin's answer.
Mar
18
revised Are most self-help books properly rooted in cognitive sciences?
Improved link/markup.
Mar
17
comment Increasing the quantity of something which is initially good will always lead to an excess?
Doesn't the very definition of excess or too much imply that it has a negative effect?
Mar
17
revised Increasing the quantity of something which is initially good will always lead to an excess?
added 4 characters in body; edited title
Mar
17
revised Are most self-help books properly rooted in cognitive sciences?
Updated question
Mar
17
comment Are most self-help books properly rooted in cognitive sciences?
Take a look at applied psychology. Does that somewhat answer your question? Or on this site perhaps: clinical-psychology
Mar
17
comment Can attention be improved to reduce the frequency of mistakes?
Welcome to CogSci! I would just like to thank you for this question, as it is a prime example of a non-scientific question which is very clear and interesting nonetheless!
Mar
16
comment Free software to run online visual category learning experiment
Any more direct links as to how to use these packages to set up visual category learning experiments specifically?
Mar
13
comment Is it hard to change people's beliefs without resorting to marketing techniques? And if so, why?
How do you motivate that only 'some marketing technique' could change people's ideas? To examplify, why does this question make more sense than "Is it possible to state that is hard to help people to 'improve' themselves without using a donkey tied to a chain which performs tricks for them?"
Mar
13
comment Is it hard to change people's beliefs without resorting to marketing techniques? And if so, why?
Thank you. My original question remains: Why would one (without using some marketing technique) follow from the other (people's idea's cannot be changed easily)? Seems like a very bad logical argument to me.
Mar
7
revised How is music preference related to personality traits or particular qualities?
Added proper references.
Feb
28
reviewed Approve Does writing something down help memorize it?
Feb
27
revised Why isn't psychotherapy more direct with patients?
Tried to salvage language, but the question remains unclear.
Feb
18
comment How do hallucinations appear through reversing goggles?
Have you tried following citations of those papers?
Feb
14
revised Why do I get smaller accuracy when I use 80% of training sets using HMAX model?
General cleanup.