Ilja Frissen

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

 

Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-4684
Email address: 
ilja.frissen [at] mcgill.ca
Degree(s): 
  • PhD Experimental Psychology; Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • MSc Cognitive Psychology; Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Graduate supervision: 

Supervision

Co-supervision

Research areas: 
Auditory perception & cognition
Information interaction
Information seeking & use
Multimodal cognition
Multisensory perception
Current research: 

Knowledge Sharing. Truly understanding (tacit) knowledge sharing requires bringing together Cognitive Science and Knowledge Management. A wealth of research in the Cognitive Sciences suggests that semantic and conceptual knowledge in languages, reasoning, or numerical processing are closely linked to sensorimotor processes (i.e., knowledge is embodied). From this, so-called embodied theories of cognition have evolved that propose that access to knowledge requires mental simulations in the brain's systems involved in perceiving and acting in the world. In other words, knowledge is indivisible from the sensorimotor states of the body as well as the characteristics of the surrounding environment. Some in Knowledge Management have called for the incorporation of Cognitive Science into the study of tacit knowledge sharing but their calls have gone unheeded. Part of my work with the Knowah Knowledge Sharing Research Group is to heed the call.

Touch for thought: Haptic Cognition. In recognition of the hand's incredible abilities, Immanuel Kant called it "man’s outer brain". It is surprising, however, how little is still known about how our sense of touch informs cognitive processes such as decision making and problem solving. I am interested in studying the higher-order relationship of sensations, and how we extract meaning and knowledge from them.

Selected publications: 

Egloff, D. C., Wanderley, M. M., & Frissen, I. (2018). Haptic display of melodic intervals for musical applications. IEEE Haptics Symposium, March 25-28, 2018, San Francisco, CA. doi: 10.1109/HAPTICS.2018.8357189  (6 pages)

Evans, M.M., Frissen, I., & Wensley, A. K. (2018). Organisational Information and Knowledge Sharing: Uncovering Mediating Effects of Perceived Trustworthiness Using the PROCESS Approach. Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, 17(01), 1850001.

Dinneen, J. D., Asadi, B., Frissen, I., Shu, F., & Julien, C. A. (2018, March). Improving Exploration of Topic Hierarchies: Comparative Testing of Simplified Library of Congress Subject Heading Structures. In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Information Interaction&Retrieval (pp. 102-109). ACM.

Vernon, N., Evans, M, M., & Frissen, I. (2016). The relationship between dimensions of personality and library anxiety in graduate students. Education for Information, 32, 397-410.

Dinneen, J.D., Odoni, F., Frissen, I., & Julien, C-A. (2016). Cardinal: Novel software for studying file management behavior. ASIST 2016, October 14-18, 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark. (8 pages)

Egloff, D., Frissen, I., & Wanderley, M. (2016). Vibrotactile melodic interval discrimination on the index finger of the non-dominant hand. EuroHaptics Conference, July 4-7, 2016, London, UK. (5 pages).

Ziat, M., Wagner, S.R., & Frissen, I. (2016). Haptic feedback to compensate for the absence of horizon cues during landing. EuroHaptics Conference, July 4-7, 2016, London, UK. (9 pages).

Juge, G., Pras, A., & Frissen, I. (2016). Perceptual evaluation of Transpan for 5.1 mixing of acoustic recordings. 140th International Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, June 4-7, 2016, Paris. (10 pages)

Savord, A., Wisuri, E., Pless, P., Frissen, I., & Ziat, M. (2016). Movement Alteration in Flute Players: Can It Help Us Understand Focal Dystonia?. Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 28(3).

Blum, J., Frissen, I., & Cooperstock, J. (2015). Improving haptic feedback on wearable devices through accelerometer measurements. 28th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, November 8-11, 2015. Charlotte, NC. (6 pages).

Ziat, M., Savord, A., & Frissen, I. (2015). The effect of visual, haptic, and auditory signals perceived from rumble strips during inclement weather. IEEE World Haptics Conference, June 22-25, Evanston, IL. pp. 351-355.

Evans, M.M., Wensley, A.K.P., & Frissen, I. (2015). The mediating effects of trustworthiness on social-cognitive factors and knowledge sharing in a large professional service firm. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 13, 240-253.

Blum, J., Frissen, I., & Cooperstock, J. (2015). Improving haptic feedback on wearable devices through accelerometer measurements. 28th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, Charlotte, NC. 6 pp.

Ziat, M., Savord, A., & Frissen, I. (2015). The effect of visual, haptic, and auditory signals perceived from rumble strips during inclement weather. IEEE World Haptics Conference. June 22-25, Evanston, IL, 5 pp.

Frissen, I., & Guastavino, C. (2014). Do whole body vibrations affect spatial hearing? Ergonomics, 57, 1090-1101.

Frissen, I., Féron, F.X., & Guastavino, C. (2014). Auditory velocity discrimination in the horizontal plane at very high velocities. Hearing Research, 316, 94-101.

Frissen, I., & Mars, F. (2014). The effect of visual degradation on anticipatory and compensatory steering control. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 499-507.

Frissen, I., Campos, J.L., Sreenivasa, M., & Ernst, M.O. (2013). Enabling unconstrained omnidirectional walking through virtual environments: an overview of the CyberWalk project. In, F. Steinicke, Y. Visell, J. Campos, & A. Lécuyer (Eds.), Human Walking in Virtual Environments: Perception, Technology, and Applications. Springer Verlag.

Frissen, I., & Guastavino, C. (2012). The effect of whole body vibration on sound localization. Acoustics, April 23-27, Nantes, France, 7 pp.

Frissen, I., Ziat, M., Campion, G., Hayward, V., & Guastavino, C. (2012). The effects of voluntary movements on auditory-haptic and haptic-haptic temporal order judgements. Acta Psychologica, 141, 140-148.

Frissen, I., Vroomen, J., & de Gelder, B. (2012). The aftereffects of ventriloquism: The time course of the visual recalibration of auditory localization. Seeing & Perceiving, 25, 1-14.

Frissen, I., Campos, J.L., Souman, J.L., & Ernst, M.O. (2011). Integration of vestibular andproprioceptive signals for spatial updating. Experimental Brain Research, 212, 163-176.

Bouchara, T., Giordano, B.L., Frissen, I., Katz, B.F.G., & Guastavino, C. (2010). Effect of signal-to-noise ratio and visual context on environmental sound identification. 128th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, London, UK, May 22-25, 11p.

Feron, F.X., Frissen, I., Boissinot, J., & Guastavino, C. (2010). Upper limits of auditory rotational motion perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128, 3703-3714.

Frissen, I., Katz, B.F.G., & Guastavino, C. (2010). Effect of sound source stimuli on the perception of reverberation in large volumes. In, S. Ystad, M. Aramaki, R. Kronland-Martinet, & K. Jensen (Eds.), Auditory Display, LNCS (pp. 358-376). Springer Verlag.

Souman, J.L., Frissen, I., Sreenivasa, M.N., & Ernst, M.O. (2009). Walking straight into circles. Current Biology, 19, 1538-1542.

Frissen, I., Vroomen, J., de Gelder, B., & Bertelson, P. (2005). The aftereffects of ventriloquism: Generalization across sound-frequencies. Acta Psychologica, 118, 93-100.

Frissen, I., Vroomen, J., de Gelder, B., & Bertelson, P. (2003). The aftereffects of ventriloquism: Are they sound-frequency specific? Acta Psychologica, 113, 315-327.