Michiel M. Spapé is a cognitive psychologist at the Helsinki Institute for Infor-mation Technology in Finland. Since obtaining his PhD at Leiden University in 2009, he has focused on interrelating the classical functions of the human mind: showing the perception of action, the memory of control, the emotions of prob-lem-solving and the social aspect of individual cognition. Methodologically, he likes to tinker with machines and biology, working with big computers, trackpads, eye trackers, tactors, Kinects, EEG, EMG, MEG and so on. His favourite type of study reheats a venerable psychological effect, spicing it with new tech and add-ing neuro sauce, before serving it to the academic table.
Rinus G. Verdonschot is trained as a psycholinguist specialized in applied linguistics and cognitive neuroscience. His main work is in in the fields of psycho- and neurolinguistics focusing on language production, reading and bilingualism. He has considerable practical experience working at diverse ex-perimental labs (including EEG/fMRI) in different countries. He enjoys testing theory-driven hypotheses, writing scientific articles about them and presenting the results at international conferences. He also enjoys teaching students at undergraduate and graduate levels and to collaborate with and learn from other researchers.
Saskia van Dantzig was trained as a cognitive psychologist and obtained her PhD on the topic of embodied cognition. She currently works as a senior scientist at Philips Research (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), developing products and services that support people to live a healthy life. She loves to work at the crossroads of psychology and technology, and believes that this combination leads to useful and much needed innovations.
Henk van Steenbergen was trained as an experimental psychologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands where he currently is assistant professor. He likes to combine behavioural, physiological and neuroscientific methods to study human behaviour, in particular the role of emotion and motivation in driving goal-directed action. He was originally educated as an electronic engineer, and so likes to apply cool hardware and software in psychological research. Having been a programmer since his teens, he is convinced that good programming skills enable more efficient and more enjoyable research, a message he tries to convey when teaching E-Prime® programming to graduate students. Henk has also published a tool to run online studies using Qualtrics, see www.qrtengine.com