Michiel M. Spapé obtained his PhD in cognitive psychology at Leiden University on the topic of cognitive control (Stroop!). He has since worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham and Aalto University, as assistant professor at Liverpool Hope University, and is now senior researcher at the University of Helsinki. His topics of interest include emotion, decision making, social neuroscience, haptics and pretty much anything else. Most of all, he likes combining these with machines and biosignals, working with big computers, trackpads, eye-trackers, tactors, Kinects, EEG, EMG, MEG, ECG devices and all that jazz. His favourite type of study is one that reheats a venerable psychological effect, spices it up with new tech and adds a generous slosh of neuro-sauce, before being served at the academic table. He has four cats.
Rinus G. Verdonschot trained as a psycholinguist, specialising in applied linguistics and cognitive neuroscience. His main work is in the fields of psycho- and neurolinguistics, focusing on language production, reading and bilingualism. He has considerable practical experience working in diverse experimental labs (including EEG and 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 both undergraduate and graduate level and collaborating with and learning from other researchers.
Henk van Steenbergen trained as an experimental psychologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands where he is currently assistant professor. He likes to combine behavioural, physiological and neuroscientific methods to study human behaviour, in particular emotion-cognition interactions. With a background in electronic engineering, he likes to implement cool hardware and software in his psychological research. Having been a programmer since his teens, he is convinced that good programming skills make for more efficient and more enjoyable research, a message he tries to convey to graduate students as he teaches them how to program in E-Prime.