Cortege Tilbrug University

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Bio

I received my BSc in Cognitive and Neurobiological Psychology (cum laude) and my MSc in Neuroscience and Cognition from Utrecht University. During and after my studies I worked on research projects at Utrecht University, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Philips and TNO. In about a year, I will obtain my PhD in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University. My PhD thesis will be the result of a collaboration with 33 industrial partners and a range of experimental studies examining the physiological underpinnings of learning and training and related experiences in virtual environments. During the wide range of research projects I was involved in in the last 7 years I gained experience in working with different types of subjects including patient groups and in applying cutting-edge techniques such as virtual and mixed reality and multiple techniques of measuring human physiology, ranging from eye-tracking to electroencephalography.

Expertise

In my research I’m especially interested in combining different cutting-edge technologies and techniques to answer relevant theoretical questions in the area of psychology and cognitive science. Within the research project in which I am currently involved as a PhD candidate I focus on behavioral, cognitive and neurophysiological processes during learning and training in virtual reality.

Additionally, I have experience in research related to perception, alertness, biofeedback, linguistics, deception and anxiety.

Recent publications

  1. Non-invasive neurophysiological measures of learning: A meta-analysis

    Tinga, A., de Back, T., & Louwerse, M. (2019). Non-invasive neurophysiological measures of learning: A meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.
  2. Respiratory biofeedback does not facilitate lowering arousal in medit…

    Tinga, A. M., Nyklicek, I., Jansen, M., de Back, T., & Louwerse, M. (2019). Respiratory biofeedback does not facilitate lowering arousal in meditation through virtual reality. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 44(1), 51-59.
  3. Presence is key

    de Back, T., van Hoef, R., Tinga, A., & Louwerse, M. (2018). Presence is key: unlocking performance benefits of immersive virtual reality. In Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society
  4. The applicability and benefits of virtual reality for the cognitive s…

    de Back, T., Tinga, A., van Hoef, R., Peters, E., & Louwerse, M. (2018). The applicability and benefits of virtual reality for the cognitive sciences. In Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society
  5. Inducing circular vection with tactile stimulation encircling the wai…

    Tinga, A., Jansen, C., van der Smagt, M. J., Nijboer, T. C. W., & van Erp, J. B. F. (2018). Inducing circular vection with tactile stimulation encircling the waist. Acta Psychologica, 182, 32.

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