• PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1A)

    00014

    Finland

Accepting PhD Students

20062019
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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Benjamin Ultan Cowley is a Docent (adjunct professor) of cognitive science. He obtained a Bachelors in ICT from Trinity College Dublin in 2003, and defended his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, in 2009. In 2015 Cowley obtained the title of Docent from the Cognitive Science unit,University of Helsinki, and remains affiliated there and with the Cognitive Brain Research Unit.

Over the course of four post-doctoral projects, Cowley has: investigated psychophysiology and learning in serious games; coordinated a clinical trial on neurofeedback therapy for attentional disorder; studied the cognitive neuroscience of attention and collaboration in human-computer interaction. Ongoing research interests centre on high performance cognition.

Education information

BA(Mod) Information and Communications Technology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
PhD, Player Profiling and Modelling for Computer and Video Games, University of Ulster, Coleraine, N. Ireland

Education/Academic qualification

Human Computer Interaction, PhD, School of Computing and Information Engineering, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

5 Nov 200515 Dec 2009

External positions

Specialist Research Scientist, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (TTL)

2 Apr 201430 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • 6162 Cognitive science
  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • software project management
  • Machine learning
  • 3112 Neurosciences
  • 515 Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • attention
  • 516 Educational sciences

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2006 2019

Flow Experiences During Visuomotor Skill Acquisition Reflect Deviation From a Power-Law Learning Curve, but Not Overall Level of Skill

Cowley, B. U., Palomaki, J., Tammi, T., Frantsi, R., Inkilä, V-P., Lehtonen, N., Pölönen, P., Vepsäläinen, J. & Lappi, O., 15 May 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, 12 p., 1126.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Biosignals reflect pair-dynamics in collaborative work: EDA and ECG study of pair-programming in a classroom environment

Ahonen, L., Cowley, B. U., Hellas, A. & Puolamäki, K., 16 Feb 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 16 p., 3138.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Computational Testing for Automated Preprocessing 2: Practical Demonstration of a System for Scientific Data-Processing Workflow Management for High-Volume EEG

Cowley, B. U. & Korpela, J., 10 Apr 2018, In : Frontiers in Neuroscience. 12, 14 p., 236.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Studying the integrated functional cognitive basis of sustained attention with a Primed Subjective-Illusory-Contour Attention Task

Cowley, B. U., 10 Sep 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 14 p., 13514.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Computational Testing for Automated Preprocessing: a Matlab toolbox to enable large scale electroencephalography data processing

Cowley, B. U., Korpela, J. & Torniainen, J., 6 Mar 2017, In : PeerJ. 3, 26 p., 108.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Projects 2011 2013

CENT

Cowley, B. U., Krause, C., Kivikangas, M., Moisala, M., Juurmaa, K. & Repo, M.

01/09/201131/08/2013

Project: Research project

Activities 2012 2012

  • 3 Academic visit to other institution
  • 1 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Brainclinics

Benjamin Ultan Cowley (Visiting researcher)
31 May 2012

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Universitet Tuebingen

Benjamin Ultan Cowley (Visiting researcher)
1 Apr 20122 Apr 2012

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

International Society of Neurofeedback Research conference

Benjamin Ultan Cowley (Attendee)
19 Sep 201224 Sep 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Universitet Erlangen

Benjamin Ultan Cowley (Visiting researcher)
14 Mar 2012

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution