Dr. Ben Meuleman
Ben Meuleman works as a statistician at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (Statistical support) and postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève. His research in affective science focuses on the study of emotions as episodes of mental and bodily changes. Using experimental approaches, he investigates the contents of emotional changes and how these changes start, develop over time, and stop. In particular, this work focuses on the topic of "emotional coherence", how it can be defined theoretically and quantified in practical research. Virtual reality is used for the induction of emotion and machine learning methods for analyzing multimodal measurements.
As a student, Ben Meuleman obtained master degrees in Experimental Psychology (2008) and Statistical Data Analysis (2010) at Ghent University (Belgium), and completed a doctoral thesis on computational modelling of appraisal theory (2015), supervised by Prof. Klaus Scherer (University of Geneva) and Prof. Agnes Moors (University of Ghent). Postdoctoral research in affective science was conducted in the lab of Prof. David Rudrauf, at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (2016-2019).