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On this page I will add audio and visual media that is relevant to my research. If you are a member of the press, or looking for information on these topics for other events, feel free to contact me. I love to explain research to broad audiences.

My research in the media

  • Washington Post Edwards, S.M. & Snyder, L. (10 July 2020) Yes, balancing work and parenting is impossible. Here’s the data. The Washington Post. [Link]. The article cites our work on interruptions, to explain why it can be hard to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Our own article: Brumby, D. P., Janssen, C. P., & Mark, G. (2019). How do interruptions affect productivity?. In Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering (pp. 85-107). Apress, Berkeley, CA. [Open Access article]
  • Quest (popular science magazine) (Roeliene Bos, 2020; January 31) Twee weken zonder smartphone: zó onhandig is dat. (article about how automation impacts humans) [Article on quest website
  • "" (Shannon Bakker; 2019; September 7) NUcheckt: Vrouwen waarschijnlijk net zo slecht in multitasken als mannen. [Article on website]
  • "De Telegraaf" (Hortence Chen; 2018, October 13) Alle ballen in de lucht? In Telegraaf, section Vrij (page 36-37). [Article on Telegraaf's website]
  • RAI3 (Italian National Television) (April 2018) I was interviewed by the Italian TV Channel RAI 3 regarding my research on multitasking.
  • "De Telegraaf" (National Dutch newspaper, April 11th 2018). An article on my work on autonomous driving was published. Here is the picture
  • Science News Five challenges for self-driving cars. I was asked what the big challenges are in autonomous driving for the next few years. My section is headed "human-robot interaction". Science news, Vol. 190, No. 13, December 24, 2016, p. 34. You can read the article here
  • DUB (December 12 2016) How well would it work to prohibit using your phone while cycling? ("Hoe goed gaat een appverbod op de fiets werken?"). I was asked an expert opinion about distaction while cycling. link
  • RTL tv program "Galileo" (April 25 2016). The RTL TV program Galileo is a program that explains science to the general public. They filmed an item in my lab to discuss how efficient people are at multitasking, and whether there are differences between men and women. The TV broadcast was viewed by almost 400 000 live viewers! The picture above shows the camera crew in my lab. Here is a section of the item (in Dutch):

  • Opinion (2016) I wrote an expert opinion on whether women are better than men in multitasking. You can find it here: link (this piece was originally written for a weekly column in a national newspaper, however, the column was unfortunately discontinued before my piece was placed)
  • Hopes and Fears (NYC based newswebsite) (2015). Expert opinion on "Why do people turn down the volume of the radio when parking their car". You can read my insight here: hopes and fears website.
  • Horizon (Pacific Vision Foundation Newsletter) (2014). "Not seeing what is really there - PVF funded research seeks scotoma solutions". This short article describes my research with elderly people who have macular degeneration. The work is done together with Dr. Preeti Verghese. You can read the article here: [PDF]

Selected Public lectures (for general audiences or students)

  • Janssen, C.P. (2018, September) Can humans multitask? Opening keynote speaker at annual meeting of the Latvian Society of Organizational Psychology
  • Janssen, C.P. (2018, April) Cognitief Modelleren & Kunstmatige Intelligentie? Denkt een computer hetzelfde als mensen? Invited keynote presentation on Artificial Intelligene and cognitive modeling at the Dutch Neuropsychology meeting. See their website
  • Janssen, C.P. (2017, October) Studium Generale: panel discussion about intelligence. Listen back to it here: Studium Generale on Intelligence
  • Janssen, C.P. (2017, September) Automatische auto: waarom nadenken over de mens? Public lecture for the Science Cafe in Nijmegen, in which I explain why it is worthwhile to consider humans and their behavior in the context of automated vehicles
  • Janssen, C.P. (2017, June) Mens en Machine. Public lecture about recent developments in AI and how those work their way into our daily life. Given for the SSR (The training institute of the Dutch judicial system and the Public Prosecution Service).
  • Janssen, C.P. ( 2017, March) Zo Mens, Zo Machine. I gave a public lecture ("studium generale") about Cognitive Modeling (in Dutch). A video recording of the event can be found here: on the studium generale homepage
  • Janssen, C.P. (2017) De rol van de mens in automatisering. Public lecture on human behavior in automated settings for the Katholic Women's society of the Netherlands
  • Janssen, C.P. (2015, September) The Imitation Game: What is Intelligence? Presentation given as part of the "Omega section" of international film festival Film by the Sea. The Omega session was a series of movies about the brain, cognition, memory, and artificial intelligence. I explained the revolutionary work of Alan Turing, who is considered one of the founding fathers of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Janssen, C.P. (2015, May) Modeling Human Behavior. Presentation given for the honors students of Utrecht's Sciences department. I explained why models are a useful tool for understanding (human) behavior.


  • Janssen, C. P. & Verghese, P. (2013) Towards a Better Understanding of Eye-Movement Strategies in Multiple Target Search. Poster to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Vision Science Society, Naples, Florida. [poster]


Videos at conferences

  • Janssen, C.P., Kun, A.L., Brewster, S, Boyle, L., Brumby, D.P., & Chuang, L.L. (2019) Exploring the Concept of the (Future) Mobile Office. Extended Abstracts of the SIGCH Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Invehicular Applications (Auto-UI). Utrecht, The Netherlands. [Link to paper and Video to follow]
  • Public lecture on cognitive modeling

    On March 22 2017, I gave a public lecture ("studium generale") about Cognitive Modeling (in Dutch). A video recording of the event can be found here: on the studium generale homepage

    Digital stories on my Youtube channel

    This video was developed by my student Jan van den Heijkant, and is based on our paper on the history and future of human-automation interaction [read paper here]

    This video explains how mode confusion can be modelled using a Hidden Markov Model based approach:

    This video explains research on susceptibility to auditory alerts under autonomous driving conditions:

    This video explains research on in-car visual alerts:

    Here's a clip in which I explain some of my work on modeling driver distraction:

    And here I explain work on models of dual-task efficiency:

    Here is a clip on my work on autonomous driving:

    Here is a clip made by a student of mine, about in-car conversations:

    Video on our research on pre-alerts in semi-autonomous driving

    Remo's conference presentation:

    My personal video summary of this work:

    This video belongs to this paper:

    Van der Heiden, R.M.A., Iqbal, S.T., & Janssen, C.P. (2017) Priming drivers before handover in semi-autonomous cars. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY: ACM Press. pp. 392-404 [Author version, Publisher version, video preview clip, Video clip of conference presentation]

    Video with conversation while driving set-up

    Click the following link to watch a video of a driving set-up I recently used: Video
    This video belongs to this paper:

    Janssen, C.P., Iqbal, S.T., Ju, Y.C. (2014). Sharing a Driver’s Context with a Caller via Continuous Audio Cues to Increase Awareness about Driver State. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 20(3), 270-284. doi: 10.1037/xap0000020 [Author URL, Publisher URL, Supplementary Material, Video]

    CHI 2014 promo for Interaction Science SIG

    As part of our CHI 2014 Special Interest Group meeting, I have created this 30 second video preview that highlights the content of our meeting.
    You can read more about our spotlight on interaction science here: Interaction Science Spotlight. (BTW: I noticed that 30 seconds is short when recording..)
    You can watch the clip here