Jonas Kristoffer Lindeløv
I am interested in cognitive enhancement in sickness and in health. Specifically, I do experimental studies on improvement of working memory using cognitive rehabilitation with brain injured patients and computerized training with healthy participants.
Cognitive rehabilitation following brain injury.
I am currently doing two Randomized Controlled Trials. One using computerized training and one using hypnotic suggestions. Both are targeted at improving working memory, which is likely the most frequent and regrettably also the most invalidating consequence of any type of brain injury.
The transfer of cognitive skill.
To what extend does skills acquired in one context generalize across contexts? How can transfer be facilitated? Edwin Thorndike was the first to popularize this psychological question in 1901 and we’re currently expanding on the experiments he did. This question is at the core of cognitive enhancement, but often neglected in rehabilitation research.
Teaching and talks
Stimulus delivery for neuroscience and psychophysics
… using PsychoPy and OpenSesame – free and excellent alternatives to E-Prime and Presentation! I teach a three-day course on PsychoPy, focusing on stimulus precision and timing. See the course website which contains all materials and copy-and-paste ready code snippets to get you started.
Cognitive training and rehabilitation
A full 16-lectures course on the basic theories of cognitive transfer and different intervention strategies, such as brain stimulation, psychopharmaca, exercise, computerized training and meditation. A recommended reading: Perkins & Salomon (1989).
Experimental methodology and statistics
I am supervising graduate and undergraduate students on experimental projects. I am a bayesian myself, with JAGS and OpenBUGS as my weapon of choice. But university curriculum dictates that I teach frequentist stuff. So at least I can teach students to be less wrong by intepreting data in terms of effect sizes and confidence intervals in addition to only the type-1 error rate ritual. A recommended reading: Nickerson (2000).
Hypnosis in neuroscience
Hypnosis is enjoying increasing attention from the neuroscientific community, probably because this method allows a hitherto unmatched experimental control over the human mind. A recommended reading: Oakly & Halligan (2009).
Contact and links
Profile at Aalborg University: http://personprofil.aau.dk/117060
Awards and grants
See AAU profile.