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Anders Petersen

Anders Petersen

Associate Professor, Assistant professor

Research fields

  • Visual attention and memory
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Eye tracking, pupillometry and EEG

Research group memberships

  • Center for Visual Cognition (Department of Psychology) 

Research: brief description

Anders Petersen is associate professor in quantitative methods at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on developing tools for investigating human visual attention and short-term memory by using mathematical modeling, eye tracking, and EEG and contributes to the continuous development of the Theory of Visual Attention (TVA; see Bundesen, Vangkilde & Petersen, 2014 for latest developments). A major focus of his research has been on the development of paradigms to measure temporal dynamics of visual attention (see Petersen & Kyllingsbæk, 2013) and he has developed the first quantitative stochastic model explaining the attentional dwell-time phenomenon (see Petersen et. al. 2012, 2013). The model is an elegant extension of the TVA with a large potential not only for explaining behavioral data but also for bridging cognition and neurophysiology.

Grants

  • Individualised Diagnostics and Rehabilitation for Attentional disorders (INDIREA), EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network (2013-2017), Danish cluster (PI: Prof. Claus Bundesen): Full grant DKK 4,367,692.

Teaching

  • Course coordinator, Statistics I and II, BA-level.
  • Statistics, MA-level.
  • Summer courses in statistics, BA- and MA-level.
  • Cognitive Psychology, BA-level.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Measuring and Modelling Attentional Dwell Time

    Petersen, A., Kyllingsbæk, S. & Bundesen, C. 2012 In : Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 19, 6, p. 1029-1046 18 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    Visual Attention in Posterior Stroke and Relations to Alexia

    Petersen, A., Vangkilde, S., Fabricius, C., Iversen, H. K., Delfi, T. & Starrfelt, R. 2016 In : Neuropsychologia. 92, p. 79-89

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Eye Movements and Practice Effects in the Attentional Dwell Time Paradigm

    Petersen, A. & Kyllingsbæk, S. 2013 In : Experimental Psychology. 60, 1, p. 22-33 12 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    Attentional dwell times for targets and masks

    Petersen, A., Kyllingsbæk, S. & Bundesen, C. 2013 In : Journal of Vision. 13, 3, p. 1-12 12 p., 34

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    Interaction Between Object-Based Attention and Pertinence Values Shapes the Attentional Priority Map of a Multielement Display

    Gillebert, C. R., Petersen, A., Van Meel, C., Müller, T., McIntyre, A., Wagemans, J. & Humphreys, G. W. 2016 In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 42, 6, p. 866-877

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  6. Published

    Recent developments in a computational theory of visual attention (TVA)

    Bundesen, C., Vangkilde, S. A. & Petersen, A. 2015 In : Vision Research. 116, Part B, p. 210-218 9 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  7. Published

    Temporal expectancy in the context of a theory of visual attention

    Vangkilde, S. A., Petersen, A. & Bundesen, C. 2013 In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 368, 1628, p. 1-11 11 p., 20130054

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  8. Published

    Structural Variability within Frontoparietal Networks and Individual Differences in Attentional Functions: An Approach Using the Theory of Visual Attention

    Chechlacz, M., Gillebert, C., Vangkilde, S. A., Petersen, A. & Humphreys, G. W. 2015 In : The Journal of Neuroscience. 35, 30, p. 10647-10658 12 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  9. Published

    Does attention speed up processing? Decreases and increases of processing rates in visual prior entry

    Tünnermann, J., Petersen, A. & Scharlau, I. 2015 In : Journal of Vision. 15, 3, p. 1-27 27 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  10. Published

    Effects of monitoring for visual events on distinct components of attention

    Poth, C. H., Petersen, A., Bundesen, C. & Schneider, W. X. 2014 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 5, p. 1-11 11 p., 930

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  11. Published

    Testing attention: Comparing the ANT with TVA based assessment

    Habekost, T., Petersen, A. & Vangkilde, S. A. 2014 In : Behavior Research Methods. 46, 1, p. 81-94 14 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  12. Published

    Intensive video gaming improves encoding speed to visual short-term memory in young male adults

    Wilms, I. L., Petersen, A. & Vangkilde, S. A. 2013 In : Acta Psychologica. 142, 1, p. 108-118 11 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  13. Published

    Don't words come easy? A psychophysical exploration of word superiority

    Starrfelt, R., Petersen, A. & Vangkilde, S. A. 2013 In : Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7, 519

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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