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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.


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.
Jun
10
comment Why does not everyone avoid peak hour rushes?
Because they have to be somewhere at any given time? What motivates you to believe in a cognitive aspect?
May
31
comment Obey any command given suddenly, as in the Jumping Frenchmen of Maine
Concerns have been raised regarding the legitimacy of this question. It does not seem to be rooted in literature or actual observed facts, and thus is hard to answer. Adding additional motivation (non-personal) for this question might improve it.
May
18
comment Do people with prenatal hyperkinetic dysfunction have better endurace?
Please do not cross-post the exact same question on separate sites!
Apr
23
comment What exactly is the neurobiological mechanism behind the functioning of the human muscle?
Interesting question! It could be further improved by providing references/links to what you have read so far.
Apr
16
comment How much sleep is required to restore maximum cognitive functioning?
@user1477388 Feel free to edit the question to improve it, simultaneously bumping it. This way it might receive reopen votes. As it is the question did not change, so I see no reason to reopen.
Apr
3
comment Early Alzheimer's and cognitive remediation programs
Consider updating your question as you find new information to narrow it down.
Apr
3
comment Early Alzheimer's and cognitive remediation programs
Where did you gather the initial information of your 'novice description'? In what way does or doesn't that source address the subsequent answers?
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
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