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Benjamin Cowley

  • PhD
  • Specialist Researcher
  • Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
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Research interests

computational neuroscience.computational psychologyattentionADHD


Benjamin Cowley 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. Initial post-doctoral projects investigated psychophysiology and learning in serious games at Aalto University, Helsinki. Later at the University of Helsinki's Cognitive Brain Research Unit, he coordinated a clinical trial on neurofeedback therapy for attentional disorder. Currently working at the BrainWork Research Centre, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, ongoing research interests include learning in people and machines, attention, and high performance cognition; using brain imaging and computational methods.


Co-authors (42)

Publications (5)

  • Computational Testing for Automated Preprocessing 2: practical demonstration of a system for scientific data-processing workflow management for high-volume EEG

    • Cowley B
    • Korpela J
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  • Computational Testing for Automated Preprocessing 3: Handler for sYnthetic Data Repeated Analysis of EEG artefact-detection routines

    • Cowley B
    • Korpela J
    • Torniainen J
  • Is Neurofeedback performance a form of skill learning? Analysis of learning within and across sessions using non-parametric methods on sparse performance data

    • Holmström É
    • Cowley B
  • Studying the integrated functional cognitive basis of sustained attention with a Primed Subjective-Illusory-Contour Attention Task

    • Cowley B
  • Learning when serious: Psychophysiological evaluation of a technology-enhanced learning game

    • Cowley B
    • Fantato M
    • Jennett C
    • et al.

Professional experience

Specialist Researcher


April 2014 - Present


Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki

October 2013 - December 2013(2 months)

Lead Researcher, CENT project

Cognitive Science Unit, Institute of Behavioural Science, University of Helsinki

January 2012 - August 2013(2 years)


Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

September 2011 - May 2013(2 years)

Post-doctoral Researcher

Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research, School of Economics, Aalto University

June 2009 - December 2012(4 years)


PhD, Player Profiling and Modelling in Computer and Video Games

University of Ulster

November 2005 - August 2009(4 years)

BA, Information and Communications Technology

Trinity College Dublin

October 1998 - May 2003(5 years)