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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.


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!
Dec
1
comment Name of cognitive effect where you know that your first thought is wrong but you go with it anyway
Nice question, but could you update the title to better reflect the actual 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.
Nov
26
comment Are motivation and efficiency inversely correlated?
Could you clarify (link) the PT acronym, as well as include concrete references to your citations please?
Nov
24
comment Can you give advices on spirituality as a psychologist?
@TomášZato I see the point you are trying to get across, but it is an honest question, which can be answered in my opinion. I will await to see whether others vote to close. Feel free to provide an answer from a scienctific perspective explaining how this code of ethic came to be.
Nov
5
comment Do more accidents happen when you cross the street on red light(as a pedestrian)?
Personally I do not feel this is on topic here, as this question pertains to the environment, and not to cognition.
Nov
5
comment What traits does a man have, when he is apt to feeling threatened by strong women?
CogSci expects scientifically rooted questions/answers. Where do these traits come from?
Oct
17
comment Automatically register data from paper forms
@Seanny123, I think a specific CogSci focused answer could be more helpful here. Basically this question is more scoped here, .. but if it gets no answers I'll consider asking for migration.
Oct
5
comment Difference between Instinct and Intuition
@JRFerrell It would be suitable there as well, however it is definitely on topic here as well, and current answers could be improved (or added) by providing an answer more rooted in cognitive sciences.
Sep
10
comment Which statistical tests to use when analyzing NASA TLX?
I posted this here since it is a workload measure, but perhaps I can move it to CrossValidated in case I don't get answers here.
Aug
28
comment Was the anthropological “Negroid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid” distinction inspired by the Bible story of Noah's sons?
Great question, however as Nick pointed out, I don't feel it is a good fit here. I already asked how History.SE feels about it just in case. We'll see what others think ...
Aug
26
comment Is there evidence that listening to music can aid/hinder concentration or performance?
It is not clear how the paper by Ylias and Heaven (2003) addresses background noise. They do refer to and discuss another study as part of their introduction, but their study focuses on television distraction effects, not music. It seems more appropriate to reference the old original study in your answer, and also highlight the differences in personality types.
Aug
19
comment Is there a limit to how many skills a person can master?
Welcome to CogSci. We generally expect more scientifically rooted answers. Care to add some references to those statements? Additionally, even assuming the overly simplistic '10,000 hours of practice', what about maintaining a gained skill, what about conflicting skills, what about physiological limits, ...? In your defense, I feel the question is too broad and should be closed.
Aug
19
comment How much additional sleep is required to recover from a given number of hours of sleep deprivation?
I don't see how this question is different from my previous one you link to? Did you read past the title? Closing it for now, I will reopen in case I misinterpreted.
Aug
14
comment Are mnemonics by creating associations good for memory?
Interesting question! Your post can further be improved by fully referencing (rather than just linking) the book. I couldn't find it immediately (and didn't feel like downloading a potentially illegal copy?).
Jul
8
comment Does the brain reconstruct informations from modalities?
You can update your question, including a reference to the book you found, and explain why that does not fully answer your question yet. If that particular book does provide an answer to your question, rather than posting a link to it as an answer, explain why it provides an answer.
Jul
7
comment Should raw response time data be transformed?
Welcom to CogSci! Your question is on topic here, but in case you don't get a suitable answer over the course of some time, you can ask for migration to CrossValidated which is a SE site specializing in statistics.
Jun
11
comment average attention time and average attention compensation time
Self-help questions are off-topic here on CogSci. Try to rephrase your question in a general way, framing it within a minimum of researched material so people possibly answering it can better help you find what you want.