Søren Kyllingsbæk is Professor in Cognitive Psychology at the Department of Psychology and at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen. His research is mainly focused on experimental studies and mathematical modeling of visual cognition including visual perception, attention, and short-term memory as well as intentional actions. Together with Professors Claus Bundesen and Thomas Habekost, he has developed a Neural Theory of Visual Attention (NTVA; Bundesen, Habekost, & Kyllingsbæk, 2005), which forms the main basis of the empirical and theoretical work at the Center for Visual Cognition. Søren Kyllingsbæk’s recent work on NTVA has mainly been focusing on further theoretical extensions of NTVA to form a unified theory of perception, attention, and visual short-term memory, which he presented in a doctoral thesis in 2014 (see Kyllingsbæk, 2014). The work is done in collaboration with Professor Susanne Ditlevesen and Associate Professor Bo Markussen at the Department of Mathemathical Sciences, UCPH and Professor Barry Giesbrecht at the UCSB.
In collaboration with Associate Professor Thor Grünbaum from the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen, Søren Kyllingsbæk studies human voluntary action more specifically intentional object-oriented action. The aim is to develop a mathematical theory of selections of intentions and intentional actions integrating philosophically and psychological approaches including psychophysical experiments and computational modeling.