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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.


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.
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
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.