About

Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the Internet.” –President Merkin Muffley

I am a Finn living in the Netherlands. I work at Tilburg University. Prior to moving to the Netherlands, I studied Psychology and Philosophy in Wellington, New Zealand, at the Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn campus from 2008 to 2013. The hobbits were right, Aotearoa is a wonderful place, and I never really left.

I then completed a PhD in Psychology at Columbia University in New York City in the spring of 2018. My PhD “Using Visual Illusions to Examine Action-Related Perceptual Changes” concerned cognitive and perceptual psychology, and examined how volition might distort perception. In New York, I was very busy eating bagels and Trader Joe’s “Everything but the bagel” seasoning1. After finishing my PhD, I remained at Columbia as a post-doc2 for a while.

I moved from NYC to Oxford in 2020, where I worked again as a post-doc. In 2023 I moved to the Netherlands and am now an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University.

When I’ve some free time, I like hiking, making photographs, rock climbing (mostly crushing V2 problems on plastic—beast mode!), spending time with my family, badminton, eating Korean food, and playing with computers. I’m not very good at any of those things, but hey, life is all about learning.

My favorite websites are Hacker News and Gelman’s blog and my favorite TV show is Sunny.

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If you find something particularly silly on this website, please let me know!

Footnotes

  1. Thanks Andy!↩︎

  2. If you’re not sure what a post-doc is or what they do (I don’t think anyone does), I remember someone saying in a tweet (remember those?) that this video is a pretty accurate summary:

    Wow, who doesn’t love monster trucks?↩︎