Hedderik van Rijn

dr. D.H. van Rijn
Associate Professor
Experimental Psychology
University of Groningen
Contact:
email: hedderik@van-rijn.org
tel: +31-(0)50-363 6290
Hedderik van Rijn
Visiting address:
Heymansbuilding, room 2.70
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
NL-9712 TS Groningen
Postal address:
Experimental Psychology
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
NL-9712 TS Groningen
The first issues of our new journal Timing & Time Perception are out. For the full list of papers, follow this link: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/22134468.
My work is focussed on the study and refinement of psychological theories by means of formal modeling and careful experimentation. Theories in cognitive psychology often take the form of information-processing models with impressive explanatory power, but with a relative weak link to biological constraints. On the other hand, much work in neuroscience has the inverse problem. The goal of my current work is to integrate these fields by adapting existing psychological theories to low-level neurobiological constraints.

A prime example is my work on interval (or brain) timing in which I am redefining the pacemaker-accumulator theories that have been prominent since the 1960s with models based on neurobiological constraints, while retaining the explanatory power of the original theories.

 


 
[Gewone taal | Research | Lab/People | Models | Courses/Onderwijs | Projects | Some miscellaneous stuff ]
 

Timing & Time Perception

The first issues of our new journal Timing & Time Perception are out. For the full list of papers, follow this link: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/22134468.

Publications

Here is a home-made list of my publications, and here is the Google Scholar version, and here is the ResearchGate version.

Wetenschap in gewone taal

["Science in plain language"]

Research

Interests:psychophysiology, formal models of cognition, neurobiological constraints.
Domains:integrated memory processes, human time perception (trying to explain this type of time perception), lexical semantic memory/mental lexicon, optimal learning regimes, etc.
Methods: cognitive modeling (mainly related to ACT-R), statistical modeling, behavioral experimentation, fMRI studies, EEG, MEG, eyetrack/pupil dilation studies.
Projects/Grants:I'm currently involved in projects:
  • that focus on improving learning in populations with special educational needs: http://www.gold-leonardo.eu
  • that focus on how decision making is influenced by the passing of time (Udo Böhm's PhD project)
Interdepartmental Lab:Cognitive Modeling Group
Misc:

Lab

PhD students:

Graduated PhD Students:

Research Assistants

Ma/Project/Honors students

Alumni Ma/Project/Honors Students (>= 2010):

Student Projects

If you're interested in doing a Master or Bachelor project with me, please send me an email so that we can discuss the options. Note that I am willing to supervise projects that are proposed by you as long as the general theme fits my research.

Courses

Bachelor-level courses Master-level courses

 

 

Misc: See http://www.klimtijd.nl for a new project my brother is starting. (Dutch)