Benjamin Ultan Cowley


Education information

BA(Mod) Information and Communications Technology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
PhD, Player Profiling and Modelling for Computer and Video Games, University of Ulster, Coleraine, N. Ireland
Further information on the affiliationDocent, Cognitive Science

Curriculum Vitae

Benjamin Ultan Cowley is a Docent (adjunct professor) of cognitive science. He obtained a Bachelors in ICT from Trinity College Dublin in 2003, and defended his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, in 2009. In 2015 Cowley obtained the title of Docent from the Cognitive Science unit,University of Helsinki, and remains affiliated there and with the Cognitive Brain Research Unit.

Over the course of four post-doctoral projects, Cowley has: investigated psychophysiology and learning in serious games; coordinated a clinical trial on neurofeedback therapy for attentional disorder; studied the cognitive neuroscience of attention and collaboration in human-computer interaction. Ongoing research interests centre on high performance cognition.

Latest publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    Flow experiences during visuomotor skill acquisition reflect deviation from a power-law learning curve, but not overall level of skill

    Cowley, B. U., Palomäki, J. P., Tammi, T. L. S., Frantsi, R. M., Inkilä, V-P., Lehtonen, N., Pölönen, P., Vepsäläinen, J. & Lappi, O., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Studying the integrated functional cognitive basis of sustained attention with a Primed Subjective-Illusory-Contour Attention Task

    Cowley, B. U., 10 Sep 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 14 p., 13514.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Computational Testing for Automated Preprocessing 2: Practical Demonstration of a System for Scientific Data-Processing Workflow Management for High-Volume EEG

    Cowley, B. U. & Korpela, J., 10 Apr 2018, In : Frontiers in Neuroscience. 12, 14 p., 236.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. International Society of Neurofeedback Research conference

    Benjamin Ultan Cowley (Attendee)
    19 Sep 201224 Sep 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. Brainclinics

    Benjamin Ultan Cowley (Visiting researcher)
    31 May 2012

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

  3. Universitet Tuebingen

    Benjamin Ultan Cowley (Visiting researcher)
    1 Apr 20122 Apr 2012

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

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Latest projects

  1. CENT

    Cowley, B. U., Krause, C., Kivikangas, M., Moisala, M., Juurmaa, K. & Repo, M.


    Project: Research project

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