Computer programming skills: A cognitive perspective


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    The studies in the current thesis examine programming skills from a broad cognitive perspective. Study 1 aims to validate two short versions of an existing programming test. Studies 2 and 3 ask whether cognitive skills and autistic traits predict programming performance in an undergraduate course. The results show that logical reasoning is the most reliable predictor of programming skill and that autistic traits do not predict programming performance. In the final study, brain activity is measured in an EEG experiment. The results show that a programming language may be processed similarly in the brain to natural languages.
    Originele taal-2English
    KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
    Toekennende instantie
    • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
    • Bastiaanse, Roelien, Supervisor
    • Nickels, Lyndsey, Supervisor, Externe Persoon
    • Marinus, E., Co-supervisor, Externe Persoon
    • Robidoux, S., Co-supervisor, Externe Persoon
    • Popov, Srdan, Co-supervisor
    Datum van toekenning29-apr-2021
    Plaats van publicatie[Groningen]
    StatusPublished - 2021

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