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Combination Training, Twice As Good?

Combination Training, Twice As Good? With our cognitive training software, it is possible to train in a dual-task manner. But what does this, “combination or dual-task training” mean? What types of dual-task training are already known? In the article “Translating … Read More

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Learning disorders can have a big impact on a child’s development and participation in today’s world. In our previous article, we saw that children can benefit from cognitive training, specifically working memory training. In this article we will … Read More

Working Memory Training in Children

Working Memory Training in Children Could children benefit from working memory training? And even more interesting, could children with a delay in cognitive development benefit from working memory training?  In an earlier article, we already talked about the cognitive load … Read More

Will cognitive training prevent, delay or cure dementia?

Will cognitive training prevent, delay or cure dementia? This question keeps neurologists and other professionals busy these days. Dementia is described as: “the loss of cognitive functioning to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and … Read More

What a professional athlete sees

What a Professional Athlete Sees A time ago we came across this video of Cristiano Ronaldo, put on youtube by “Ergoneers”. It might not be the most recent video anymore. But with a.o. the use of this video, we would … Read More

Reaction time: What is it and which factors are involved?

Reaction time: What is it and which factors are involved? Reaction time is an important component in cognitive psychology. Reaction time in a nutshell, in a simple task, is the time between a stimulus and a response. When explaining it … Read More

Decision-making under stress

Decision-making under stress We already looked at the domains of information processing, cognitive load, and the effect of cognitive fatigue on performance. Stress is a huge factor involved in these processes and therefore we would like to dive a bit … Read More

Translating combination training to everyday functioning

Translating Combination Training to Everyday Functioning Everyday functioning requires multi-component cognition. It is impossible to find daily tasks with total isolation of a single cognitive function. For example, a football player is performing at their peak physical performance while constantly … Read More

Cognitive mapping: Introduction and its role in creating neural networks assisting in group training

Cognitive mapping: Introduction and its role in creating neural networks assisting in group training Introduction to cognitive mapping and the associated neural networks Since the 70s, ongoing hypotheses, theories, and evidence are supporting the knowledge and application of the Cognitive … Read More

Action Intelligence: The art of replacing impulses with actions based on reasoning

Action Intelligence: The art of replacing impulses with actions based on reasoning In day-to-day life, people can perform most of their tasks on autopilot (e.g., cycling, walking, writing, etc.). On the other hand, our article “Cognitive Load Theory: How does … Read More

Marcello Sala

  • Business Innovation Manager & Content Manager
  • Current Study: MSc Innovation Management – TU/e

During recent years, I became more aware that a vast majority of technological advancements are not put to their full use in the current society. Some reasons for this are the fear of change that a lot of people experience, the lack of knowledge and awareness of the newest applications and because the existing infrastructure cannot keep up with the speed of technological innovation. Therefore, my goal is to inform people about the newest possibilities of the technology of this time and the added value these advancements can have to their daily life by making seemingly complicated technologies easy to use and understand for everyone. This is also why I decided to join Aristotle. I believe that there is still a lot of ground to cover in cognitive training and that we as Aristotle can make a difference.

Dirk Aarts

  • UX/UI Manager & Assistant Software Developer
  • Current Study: MSc Human-Technology Interaction – TU/e

I have a background in Automotive Engineering at Fontys and after completing the pre-master at the start of last year, I started the master. Due to the current global pandemic, the international semester had been cancelled. As an alternative, I knew I wanted to do something pro-active and work on a practical project instead of following more theoretical courses, and the TU/e Innovation Space project could offer just that. At Aristotle I can apply and broaden my knowledge of cognition, combined with a diverse multidisciplinary team there is a lot for me to learn! Together with Aristotle, I believe we can explore and create effective cognitive training tools and lift athletes to the next level both personally and professionally.

Antonios Mantzaris

  • Data Scientist & Software Developer
  • Current Study: MSc Data Science – EIT Digital Master School

I have the luck to study in two of the top universities in Europe, TU/e in Eindhoven and KTH in Stockholm and also get a minor in Entrepreneurship besides the Data Science track. I would describe myself as analytical, organizing and pragmatic. I joined Aristotle to get out of my comfort zone, develop my personal skills in social and technical aspects but also implement my knowledge attained from my studies so far in a real-life problem, in realistic conditions. I believe we can really make an impact with innovative ideas and tools but also highlight the advantages of cognitive training in football or in general.