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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
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?
Sep
11
reviewed Close What are new and exciting research areas or applications in systems neuroscience?
Sep
11
comment What are new and exciting research areas or applications in systems neuroscience?
A question like this would be more suitable on Academics.SE, when generalized (to any field) I believe. In case you are still looking for guidance with this I suggest you rephrase your question there.
Sep
11
reviewed Close Why do some people have an inability to accept the death of a loved one?
Sep
11
reviewed Leave Open Does long-term alcohol use permanently change one's thought processes?
Sep
7
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the most effective maximum work duration per day?
Sep
7
comment How do people develop abstract thought processes?
The computer vocabulary you mention were forms of interaction, modeled this way, exactly so the concepts would be more easily graspable by users. It was created this way to be 'identical'. Your argument still holds though, since the designers decided to use this analogy themselves of course ... Just to point out, we did not 'accidentally' start calling our desktop 'desktop'. It was designed this way. ;p
Sep
2
comment How can self-awareness be controlled and varied in a laboratory setting?
Seems like a good question, but could you add a reference/link to the text you are currently reading please? It might provide some additional context.
Aug
30
comment The manifestation of OCD with the use of information technologies
@MarkRowntree This is not a forum, but a Q&A site. Don't expect a discussion on your particular experiences here. If you contribute to this topic, try to answer the question.
Aug
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How important is eye contact for attraction between a man and woman?
Aug
29
revised What is the maximum size of content the human eye can focus upon?
An initial cleanup of this migrated question.