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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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comment Is being less emotional a bad thing for motivation?
Welcome to CogSci! This is more a comment than an answer (as are other of your posts which I've since converted to comments). The OP specifically asked for more detailed studies. Once you have 50 reputation you can comment on other people's posts. You can get 50 reputation by getting 5 up votes on an answer (look for other up voted answers to see what is expected, and be sure to read the help section), or 10 up votes on questions.
Mar
20
comment Is there a reason songs don't get stuck in my head?
As @AliceD points out, this question should be formulated in a more scientific/generalizable way. Removing personal references is a good first and easy step.
Mar
9
comment What is the influence of “effort put into pursuing wealth” on happiness?
@Wouter, they are simply the references listed in the publication he links to. No point in repeating 124 references out of context. Without specifying why references are relevant, there is no point in listing them in the first place.
Mar
9
comment What is the influence of “effort put into pursuing wealth” on happiness?
Since you do not mention all of the references listed, could you please take out the ones not pointed to in this post, and remove the others? The full reference list is still available in your link either way.
Mar
6
comment Are there any pragmatic uses of hallucinogens?
Could you please add a full citation, rather than just a link and 'a paper'?
Mar
2
comment What causes someone to frequently see particular patterns of digits when they look at a clock?
@Dr.Bronx It is not only happening to you, ... but you might be the only one who is concerned about it though. As an exercise however, it might be interesting to calculate the percentage of 'special times' you recognize, out of all possible combinations. Is '13:00' special? Is '13:05'?
Feb
13
comment Is there evidence that listening to music can aid/hinder concentration or performance?
Recent related article on Science Alert: Listening to music at work could be messing with your brain function
Feb
11
comment Why does the unilateral 6-OHDA lesion Parkinson's model cause ipsilateral rotations?
@Penguiness If you extend on the link and quote the relevant sections this could be an answer. As you posted it before, it was not, hence I turned it into a comment.
Feb
6
comment Is there a relationship between schizophrenia and genius
Welcome to Cognitive Sciences and Stack Exchange in general Sean! I deleted your comment since it did not have anything to do with this question. Please consult the help section to get a better understanding of how this Q&A site works. We only accept posts/comments which are on-topic. A side-comment linking to your YouTube account is totally irrelevant which I considered self-promotion, hence it got removed.
Jan
20
comment To which degree is Altmann's memory-for-goals model indicative of higher-level multitasking?
@Jeff I believe I actually read that one, but didn't realize Altmann was also one of the authors. Will read it again with more care, thanks!
Jan
20
comment What is the definition of sanity? How can I prove someone either sane or insane?
... and shorter sentences. Don't be afraid of periods. ;p How does the lack of considering this influence the other insightful considerations (by which you refer to the other answers?). Please be more clear, I do not understand your argument (or comment?).
Jan
15
comment Acoustic and light wave coherency?
@StrongBad What does this have to do with "Wave coherency?" Of course a lot is known about colors and aesthetics, e.g. color theory, but that to me did not seem the focus of this question. Equating colors 'side by side' with harmonies in sound waves, as Chris Stronks pointed out as well does not make sense.
Jan
6
comment Psychology of intelligence
I closed this as a duplicate, since in its current form it is hard to tell the difference between the two questions, as reflected in the comments. You can still edit your question to disambiguate yours, and make it clear how your question differs. Ideally, even incorporating the other question and answer into your given question as a basis. To attract attention you can then ping me by writing a comment direct at me using '@Steven'.
Dec
22
comment Acoustic and light wave coherency?
In other words, in order to improve this question you would have to show why you see a similarity (and which similarity that is) between music notes, and colors. In particular, are you talking about how colors side-by-side might look nicely together? Motivate why you feel this is the same than notes played simultaneously.
Dec
22
comment Acoustic and light wave coherency?
Okay, with the link now at least I have an understanding what you are talking about. ;p The problem with this question remains though you do not frame your hypothesis very well. You assume note harmonies and colors are the same thing, but what makes you believe this is the case? You are basically asking whether certain colors are perceived to be nicer than others. This is a highly subjective question, which is another close reason.
Dec
22
comment Short term memory and an effective learning strategy
It is on topic, but could you please rephrase it to be more generalizable? Also, you risk attracting close votes due to this question being formulated as 'self-help', which is a close reason on this site.
Dec
12
comment Where can one read about states?
If it 'gets thrown around quite a lot', possibly you could link to the question you do not fully understand to put this into context. Or, ask for clarification through a comment on the specific question? This question as it stands is very unclear what exactly you are looking for.
Dec
4
comment Gain EQ for Introverted Person
The question to me seems to be a bit overly broad, which can result in an open-ended subjective discussion. Are there any more specific points you are interested in?
Dec
1
comment What is the meaning of “little efferent input” to retina?
After a quick google search I would assume it is related to 'efferent nerve fibers', which I personally would then interpret as meaning the eyes get little input from the central nervous system. This from a very superficial non-expert interpretation seems to make sense. :) Good question!
Nov
26
comment Is meaning-seeking behavior a biological optimization problem?
Nice framing of the question(s), but possibly follow-up questions only make sense once you have received additional answers to frame them even better (or they might no longer apply?). Focus is important as broad pages long answers are not a suitable format here. This seems to be in line with Arnon's comment. Do not expect a full answer here when the topic is too broad. Feel more than free to ask follow-up questions as separate posts, linking back here.