Dr Soren Andersen

Dr Soren Andersen

Senior Lecturer

Overview
Dr Soren Andersen
Dr Soren Andersen

Contact Details

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Address
The University of Aberdeen School of Psychology, William Guild Building, Room S16, Kings College, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3FX

Biography

2014 - pres.  Senior Lecturer at University of Aberdeen, UK

06-07/2017   Visiting Associate Professor, RIEC, Tohoku University, Japan

2013 - 2014  Lecturer at University of Aberdeen, UK

2010 - 2013  Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California at San Diego (UCSD), USA

2007 - 2010  Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Leipzig, Germany

2004 - 2007  PhD in Psychology (summa cum laude), University of Leipzig, Germany

Research

Research Interests

 

Visual attention & perception

  • attentional selection of features, feature-conjunctions and space
  • temporal dynamics of attention
  • top-down / bottom-up interactions in attentional selection
  • distraction by emotionally arousing stimuli
  • visual attention and ageing
  • multiple object tracking
  • crowding
  • flanker interference
  • colour vision

Short-term memory

  • common mechanisms of attention in perception and memory

Electrophysiology

  • steady-state visual evoked potentials (SSVEPs)
  • oscillations
  • time-frequency analysis
  • single trial analysis

Current Research

Lab Members & Projects

POSTDOCS

  • Nika Adamian (PostDoc, BBSRC): A quantitative framework of attentional selection

PHD STUDENTS

  • Plamen Antonov (MRes+PhD student, ESRC SGSSS): Attentional enhancement and suppression
  • Danai Papadaki (PhD student, Carnegie Trust): Crowding & flanker Interference
  • Oana Iosif (PhD student, 2nd supervisor): Awareness
  • Matilda Cederblad (PhD student, BBSRC EastBio, 2nd supervisor): Awareness and continuous flash suppression
  • Zsofia Stefan (PhD student, 2nd supervisor): Production and comprehension of referential expressions
  • Alexander Donald (PhD student, 2nd supervisor): Divided attention to colour

EXTERNAL STUDENTS

  • Becky Maguire (PhD student, BBSRC EastBio, 2nd supervisor): Camouflage

OTHER

  • Nicholas Jeerakun (Research Assistant, BBSRC): A quantitative framework of attentional selection

Former Lab Members

  • Leili Soo (PhD student, BBSRC EastBio): Neural mechanisms of visual crowding
  • Paul Tobin (PhD student, 2nd supervisor): Indirect communication and nonverbal behaviours
  • Alina Ciobano (PhD student at University of Geneve, 2nd supervisor): Plasticity of attention and emotion as a function of digital technologies usage
  • Shannon Smith (MRes): Conflict Adaptation Across the Visual and Auditory Modalities
  • Katie McLeod (MRes): Tracking object locations and identities

Collaborations

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Lectures

Tutorials, Critical Reviews, Laboratory Practicals, Supervision

Workshops

  • Matlab Workshop (BBSRC EastBio)
Further Info

Admin Responsibilities

  • MRes Coordinator
  • Member of Postgraduate Committee
  • Psychophysiology Centre Coordinator
Publications

Publications