November 15, 2018:
Umeå Cognitive Science Day

Program 09:45 - 17:30
Humanities building

09.45-10.15 Coffee and check-in
10.15-10.20 Welcome
10.20-11.00 Jakob Åsberg Johnels
University of Gothenburg
“Face processing differences in neurodevelopmental disorders: From neurocognitive theory to practice”
11.00-11.40 Johan Eriksson
Umeå Center for Functional Brain Imaging
“Functional brain imaging of conscious and unconscious processes”
11.40-12.00 Datablitz presentations by Cognitive Scientists
12.00-13.15 Lunch
13.15-13.55 Elin Helander
Cognitive Scientist at Dreams
“Normal work day as a cognitive scientist”
13.55-14.35 Samuel Stenstrand
UX designer at Usify
“UX-Design: it’s all about empathy”
14.35-15.10 Coffee
15.10-15.50 Linnea Pousette Dalén
Product Owner and UX designer at Tobii
“Gazing into the human mind”
15.50-16.30 Datablitz presentations by Cognitive Scientists
16.30-16.40 Final remarks
16.40-17.30 Poster and demo session

Celebration dinner 17:30
Behavioral science building

Conference fee
Free of charge except celebration dinner (100 SEK).
There is a limited number of seats for the dinner, sign up as soon as possible! Last day to register: October 15


Jakob Åsberg Johnels,
Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg,

is an Associate Professor at the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, and an Educational Assessor at a clinic for neurodevelopmental disorders at Queen Silvia's Children's Hospital. His work deals with the neurocognitive bases of social and learning difficulties. Together with colleagues, he utilizes different techniques in research, including eyetracking, fMRI and psycho-educational testing.
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Johan Eriksson,
Scientific Coordinator, Umeå Center for Functional Brain Imaging,

studied cognitive science in Umeå between 1998-2002, and got his PhD in psychology 2007 (Umeå, supervisor Lars Nyberg). He then continued as a postdoc at Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI), and is currently a docent in cognitive neuroscience and a researcher at UFBI. Johan uses mainly fMRI to study how various cognitive functions are implemented in the human brain. Consciousness and memory is a major research interest, but he is also involved in clinical and pre-clinical projects that involve specific patient groups and treatment methods, as well as basic research on motor function, judgment and decision-making, and other topics.Title and content of presentation

Elin Helander,
Cognitive Scientist at Dreams,

studied cognitive sciences at Umeå university and took her masters degree in Brain and cognitive sciences at Amsterdam university. She conducted research in cognitive neuroscience at the Karolinska institute, but quit her PhD studies to apply her knowledge on how our brain works in finance instead. Now she is the head of research at a fin-tech company called Dreams and have founded Moneymind. She has also written the book ”Hjärnkoll på pengarna” a bok on behavioral economics, and participate in media as a savings expert.
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Samuel Stenstrand,
UX designer at Usify,

is Consultant Manager at the design firm Usify and has spent most of his career as a design consultant in various organizations. Samuel holds a MSc in Interaction Design from Chalmers University of Technology and have previously studied Psychology at University of Otago, the Cognitive Science programme and the Human Resources programme in Umea. Samuel have published a few papers about indoor and outdoor navigation.
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Linnea Pousette Dalén,
Product Owner and UX designer at Tobii,

started her career as interaction designer at Alecta designing successful tools for insurance handling both for in house and customers. She continued as a UX designer at H&M developing the main features in the Product system used by more than 10 thousand employees. She moved on to become a service designer at Tieto working as a consultant hosting co-creation workshops among many other things. Today she is Product Owner and UX designer at the tech company Tobii, developing stellar eye tracking services for researchers within the  cognitive science field.
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