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Ben MEULEMAN

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Dr. Ben Meuleman

Postdoctoral researcher

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computational modelling emotion appraisal theory emotional coherence machine learning multimodal measurement

Biography

Ben Meuleman is a postdoctoral researcher in the lab for Multimodal Modelling of Emotion and Feeling, at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences. His research focuses on the study of emotions as episodes of mental and bodily changes. Experimental studies aim to investigate 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.

Prior to his postdoc, 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).

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