Michiel M. Spapé

Cognitology in Perception and Action

Psych. Research & me in Dubrovnik

Vita

 • January 2012 - present: Post-doctoral Researcher, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Aalto University & University of Helsinki.
 • April 2009 - December 2011: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham.
 • April 2005 - March 2009: PhD candidate, department of cognitive psychology, Leiden University. Received PhD. on 2 December, 2009.
 • 2004 - 2005: Research assistant, department of education development, Leiden University, data analysis.
 • 2003 - 2004: Student assistant, department of methodology, Leiden University, statistics seminars.
 • 2002 - 2003: Internship junior researcher at the TNO Human Factors, Soesterberg.
 • 2003 - 2005: M.Sc. in Psychology, Specialisation in Cognitive Psychology, Leiden University.
 • 1999 - 2003: B.Sc. in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Leiden University.

Teaching

 • 2015: Seminars: Master course, Aalto University: Always on my mind: build your own brain computer interface (coordination, lectures).
 • 2014: Seminars, University of Helsinki, Department of Behavioural Studies: Hot Cognition (cog303).
 • 2014: Student projects, University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science (human-computer interaction, affective computing).
 • 2012 - 2015: Seminars: The Psychophysiology of Mediated Interaction (Tieto- ja viestintäteknologian sosiaalipsykologiaa ohjelma ja suorittaminen), University of Helsinki, Department of Social Psychology.
 • 2012: Workshops: Workshop in E-Prime (beginners, advanced) JURE, Regensburg, Germany.
 • 2009 - 2011: Student projects: University of Nottingham.
 • 2006 - 2009: Advanced Experimentation I: Programming in E-Prime (coordination, seminars, lectures).
 • 2006 - 2009: Student projects (Bachelor- and Master-thesis projects), University of Leiden.
 • 2003 - 2004: Seminars: Methodology and statistics.
 • 2002 - 2007: Seminars: Cognitive Psychology.
 • 2001 - 2003: Statistics (private / small groups tutoring).

Publications

2012 - present

 • Spapé, M. M., & Ravaja, N. (2016). Not My Problem: Vicarious Conflict Adaptation with Human and Virtual Co-Actors. Frontiers in Psychology. In press.
 • Spapé, M. M., Filetti, M., Eugster, J.A., Jacucci, G., & Ravaja, N. (2015). Human computer interaction meets psychophysiology: A critical perspective. Symbiotic Interaction, vol. 9359 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, 2015, 145–158.
 • Spapé, M. M., Ahmed, I., Jacucci, G., & Ravaja, N. (2015). The self in conflict: Actors and agency in the mediated sequential Simon Task. Frontiers in psychology, 6, 304. Full article.
 • Barral, O., Eugster, M. J. A., Spapé, M. M., Kosunen. I., Ravaja, N., Kaski, S. & Jacucci, G. (2015). Exploring Peripheral Physiology as a Predictor of Perceived Relevance in Information Retrieval. Proceedings of the 20th international conference on intelligent user interfaces, 389-399. Link.
 • Serrien, D. J. & Spapé, M. M. (2015). Hemispheric asymmetries and the control of motor sequences. Behavioural Brain Research, 283, 30-36. Link.
 • Verschoor, S. A., Paulus, M., Spapé, M., Biro, S. & Hommel, B. (2015). The developing cognitive substrate of sequential action control in 9-to 12-month-olds: Evidence for concurrent activation models. Cognition, 138, 64-78. pdf.
 • Spapé, M. M., Hoggan, E., Jacucci, G. & Ravaja, N. (2015). The Meaning of the Virtual Midas Touch: An ERP Study in Economic Decision Making. Psychophysiology, 52, 378-387. Link.
 • Spapé, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2014). Sequential modulations of the Simon effect depend on episodic retrieval. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 855. Full article.
 • Eugster, M. J. A., Ruotsalo, T., Spapé, M. M., Kosunen, I., Barral, O., Ravaja, N. Jacucci, G. & Kaski, S. (2014). Predicting Term-Relevance from Brain Signals. SIGIR 2014 Proceedings of the 37th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research & development in information retrieval, 425-434. Link.
 • Spapé, M., & Ravaja, N. (2014). Social Psychology of the Digital Age: The Interpersonal Neuroscience of Mediated Communication. In G. Meiselwitz (Ed.), Social Computing and Social Media (pp. 494–505). Springer International Publishing.
 • Serrien, D. J., Spapé, M. M., Rana, G. (2014). Developmental changes in motor control: Insights from bimanual coordination. Developmental Psychology, 50, 316–323. Link.
 • Spapé, M. M., Kivikangas, J. M., Järvelä, S., Kosunen, I., Jacucci, G., & Ravaja, N. (2013). Keep Your Opponents Close: Social Context Affects EEG and fEMG Linkage in a Turn-Based Computer Game. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e78795. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078795. pdf
 • Serrien, D. J., Spapé, M. M. (2013). Cognitive control of response inhibition and switching: Hemispheric lateralization and hand preference. Brain and Cognition, 82, 283-290.
 • Verschoor, S. A., Spapé, M. M., Biro, S., & Hommel, B. (2013). From outcome prediction to action selection: developmental change in the role of action–effect bindings. Developmental Science, 16(6), 801–814. doi:10.1111/desc.12085. pdf
 • Serrien, D. J., Spapé, M. M., Rana, G. (2012). Subliminal priming and effects of hand dominance. Acta Psychologica, 141, 73-77. Link.
 • Serrien, D. J., Spapé, M. M., Farnsworth, B. (2012). Bimanual control processes and the role of handedness. Neuropsychology, 26, 802-807. Link.

2009-2011

 • Spapé, M. M., Band, G. P. H. & Hommel, B. (2011). Compatibility-sequence effects in the Simon task reflect episodic retrieval but not conflict adaptation: Evidence from LRP and N2. Biological Psychology, 88, 116-123. pdf
 • Spapé, M. M. & Serrien, D. J. (2011). Prediction of collision events: An EEG coherence analysis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122, 891-896.
 • Jepma, M., Deinum, J., Asplund, C.L. Rombouts, S.A.R.B., Tamsma, J.T., Tjeerdema, N., Spapé, M.M. Garland, E.M. Robertson, D. Lenders, W.M. & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2011). Neurocognitive function in dopamine-β-hydroxylase deficiency. Neuropsychopharmacology, 36, 1608-1619.
 • Serrien, D. J. & Spapé, M. M. (2011). Motor awareness and dissociable levels of action representation. Neuroscience letters, 494, 215-219.
 • Serrien, D. J. & Spapé, M. M. (2010). Coupling between perception and action timing during sensorimotor synchronization. Neuroscience letters, 486, 145-149.
 • Spapé, M. M. & Serrien, D. J. (2010). Interregional synchrony of visuomotor tracking: perturbation effects and individual differences. Behavioural Brain Research, 213, 313-318.
 • Spapé, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2010). Actions travel with their objects: Evidence for dynamic event files. Psychological Research, 74, 50 - 58. pdf
 • Serrien, D. J. & Spapé, M. M. (2009). Effects of task complexity and sensory conflict on goal-directed movement. Neuroscience letters, 464, 10 - 13.
 • Serrien, D. J. & Spapé, M. M. (2009). The Role of hand dominance and sensorimotor congruence in voluntary movement. Experimental Brain Research, 199, 195 - 200.

2005-2008

 • Zmigrod, S., Spapé, M., & Hommel, B. 2008). Intermodal event files: Integrating features across vision, audition, taction, and action. Psychological Research. pdf
 • Colzato, L. S., Slagter, H. A., Spapé, M. M., & Hommel, B. (2008). Blinks of the eye predict blinks of the mind. Neuropsychologia, 46, 3179-3183. pdf
 • Spapé, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2008). He said, she said: Episodic retrieval induces conflict adaptation in an auditory Stroop task. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 1117-1121. pdf
 • Van Erp, J. B. F. & Spapé (2008). Time-Shrinking and the Design of Tactons. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5024, 289-294. pdf
 • Colzato, L. S., Spapé, M. M., Pannebakker, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2007). Working memory and the Attentional Blink: Blink size is predicted by individual differences in operation span. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14, 1051-1057. pdf

Earlier

 • Van Veen, H.-J., Spapé, M. M.; & Van Erp, J. B. F. (2004). Waypoint Navigation on Land: Different Ways of Coding Distance to the Next Waypoint. Proceedings of the Eurohaptics conference, Madrid. pdf
 • Van Erp, J. B. F. & Spapé (2003). Distilling the Underlying Dimensions of Tactile Melodies. Proceedings of the Eurohaptics Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 111-120. pdf

Books

• Spapé, M. M., Van Dantzig, S., Verdonschot, R. & Van Steenbergen, H. (2014). The E-Primer: An introduction to creating psychological experiments in E-Prime. Leiden University Press: Leiden, Netherlands.
• Spapé, M. M. (2009). Back in Control: the episodic retrieval of executive control, doctoral dissertation, Leiden University, 2 December 2009. pdf
• Spapé, M. M. & Verdonschot, R. (2009). An E-Primer: Your basic introduction into the primary psychology software tool, Leiden University. pdf

Posters / Talks

 • Spapé, M. M., Ahmed, I., Harjunen, V., Jacucci, G. & Ravaja, N. (2015). Touchy feely: the influence of affect on somatosensory potentials. Poster presented at the XXIst Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, USA. pdf
 • Spapé, M. M. & Ravaja, N. (2013). Actors and agency in the mediated sequential Simon task. Poster presented at the LIVth Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada. pdf
 • Spapé, M. M. & Serrien, D.J. (2010). Effects of consciousness on executive motor control. Lecture presented at the IVth International Conference on Cognitive Science, Tomsk, Russia. Chaired section for learning, attention and memory.
 • Spapé, M. M. Band, G. & Hommel, B. (2009). Sequential effects in the Simon task reflect episodic retrieval but not conflict adaptation: evidence from LRP and N2. Lecture presented at the XVIth Meeting for the European Society for Cognitive Psychology. Krakow, Poland.
 • Spapé, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2008). Tracking events across perception and action. Poster presented at the IIIrd International Conference on Cognitive Science, Moscow, Russia.
 • Spapé, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2008). He said, she said: there is no conflict adaptation. Lecture presented at the NVP Winterconference, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
 • Spapé, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2007). Tracking objects of conflict through episodic memory. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Publications Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA. swf
 • Spapé, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2007). Tracking events across perception and action. Poster presented at the NWO Autumn School, Doorwerth, Netherlands.
 • Spapé, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2007). Adaptive memory traces within persistent event files: sequential Simon-effects reversed. Poster presented at the Interdisciplinary College, Guenne-am-Möhnesee, Germany.
 • Spapé, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2007). Adaptive conflict by morphing features. Poster presented at the European Society for Cognitive Psychology Conference, Marseille, France.
 • Spapé, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2006). Effects of target-related primes: discounting or code occupation (2). Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Publications Annual Meeting, Houston, TX.
 • Spapé, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2006). The hunt for the ghost in the mirror: imitation inhibition or self-definition. Poster presented at the NWO Autumn School, Doorwerth, Netherlands.
 • Spapé, M. M. & Hommel, B. (2005). Effects of target-related primes: discounting or code occupation. Poster presented at the NVP Winterconference, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.

Popular media

 • 18/11/2015: On YLE's Prisma Studio, talking about virtual reality, racial prejudice and psychophysiology. YLE Areena link. The interview was further covered in three YLE articles.
 • 18/11/2014: Appeared on YLE (Finnish National TV) popular science programme Prisma Studio, talking about social, psychological and psychophysiological aspects of gaming. The show is in Finnish, apart from this bit (about 19 minutes in). YLE Areena.
 • 21/11/2013: The 2013 PLOS ONE article got quite a bit of coverage, for example on CNET.