Thomas Alrik Sørensen


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Thomas Alrik Sørensen

Associate Professor

  • The Faculty of Humanities
  • Department of Communication and Psychology
  • Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience
Postal address:
Kroghstræde 3
Aalborg Ø


Phone: +45 9940 7255

Mobile: +8 6132 4044 8062


2015Head of Neuropsychology Programme
2014International Coordinator of Psychology
2013Coordinator of 7th and 8th semester courses on the neuropsychology program
2013Head of Laboratory of Experimental Psychology


Psychology, Aalborg University, Aalborg
• Neuroscience
• Neuropsychology
• Biological psychology
• Experimental methods
• Quantitative methods

Product and Design Psychology, Aalborg University, Aalborg
• Introduction to Experimental Psychology

Aalborg University, Copenhagen
• Cognitive Psychology

Neuroscience & Neuroimaging, Sino-Danish Center, Beijing
• Neuropsychology
• Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
• Cognitive Psychology

Basic disciplines of psychology, The university extension, Odense and Kolding
• Cognitive Psychology


2012Ph.d. in Psychology, University of Copenhagen
2008M.Sc. in Psychology, University of Copenhagen
20084+4 student in Psychology, University of Copenhagen
2005BA in Psychology, University of Copenhagen
2004Research visit, University of Turku, Finland
2003Information Psychology, University of Copenhagen


Neurodevelopment of conflict adaptation: Evidence from event-related potential studies

Liu, X., Liu, T., Sørensen, T. A., Li, D., Liu, Q., Wang, D. & Shi, J. 12 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Psychology.

Altered Functional Connectivity of the Default Mode Network in Patients With Schizo-obsessive Comorbidity: A Comparison Between Schizophrenia and Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Wang, Y., Zou, L., Xie, W., Yang, Z., Zhu, X., Cheung, E. F. C., Sørensen, T. A., Møller, A. & Chan, R. C. K. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Prosopagnosia or Prosopdysgnosia: Facing up to a change of concepts

Sørensen, T. A. & Overgaard, M. 2018 (Accepted/In press) 2018 10th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology (KST). IEEE Press, 4 p.

Expertise prompts initial faster processing followed by increased short-term memory

Dall, J. O., Watanabe, K. & Sørensen, T. A. 4 Sep 2017 In : Journal of Vision. 17, 10, 875

What modulate attentional parameters, familiarity or features?

Sørensen, T. A., Wang, Y., Cai, X., Chan, R. C. K. & Dall, J. O. 4 Sep 2017 In : Journal of Vision. 17, 10

Category Specific Knowledge Modulate Capacity Limitations of Visual Short-Term Memory

Dall, J. O., Watanabe, K. & Sørensen, T. A. 5 Apr 2016 2016 8th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology (KST). IEEE, p. 275-280 5 p.

Gradual consolidation of synesthesia during adolescence: A case study

Sørensen, T. A., Nordfang, M. & Ásgeirsson, Á. G. 2016 In : Journal of Vision.

Components of Attention in Grapheme-Color Synesthesia: A Modeling Approach

Ásgeirsson, Á. G., Nordfang, M. & Sørensen, T. A. 7 Aug 2015 In : PLoS ONE. 10, 8, p. 1-19 19 p., e0134456

Synesthesia induced colors do not bias attention in the same manner as physical colors do

Sørensen, T. A. & Ásgeirsson, Á. G. 16 May 2015 In : Journal of Vision. 15, 12, p. 66-66 1 p.

Components of Attention Modulated by Temporal Expectation

Sørensen, T. A., Vangkilde, S. & Bundesen, C. 2015 In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 41, 1, p. 178-192 15 p.

Dissociating Measures of Consciousness from Measures of Short-Term Memory

Sørensen, T. A., Ásgeirsson, Á. G., Staugaard, C. F. & Overgaard, M. 2015 1 p.

Automatic Attraction of Visual Attention by Supraletter Features of Former Target Strings

Kyllingsbæk, S., Van Lommel, S., Sørensen, T. A. & Bundesen, C. 27 Nov 2014 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 5, p. 1-7 7 p., 1383

Is threat the only modulator of attentional selectivity? Redefining the Easterbrook hypothesis

Sørensen, T. A. & Barratt, D. 11 Sep 2014 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 5, p. 1-2 2 p., 1020

Dissociating Contents of Consciousness from Contents of Short-Term Memory

Sørensen, T. A., Ásgeirsson, Á. G., Staugaard, C. F. & Overgaard, M. 2014 In : Journal of Vision. 14, 10, 1382

Components of Attention in Synesthesia

Sørensen, T. A., Nordfang, M., Pedersen, M. N., Overgaard, M. & Ásgeirsson, Á. G. 24 Jul 2013 In : Journal of Vision. 13, 9, p. 316 1 p., 1328

Facial Identification in Observers with Colour-Grapheme Synaesthesia

Sørensen, T. A. 2013 In : Perception. 42, Supplement, p. 167 1 p.

Accentuation-suppression and scaling: arousal modulation of attentional processing

Sørensen, T. A. & Bundesen, C. 2012 In : Perception. 41, Suppl., p. 40 1 p.

Short-term Storage Capacity for Visual Objects depends on Expertise

Sørensen, T. A. & Kyllingsbæk, S. 2012 In : Acta Psychologica. 140, 2, p. 158-163 6 p.

Effective visual short-term storage capacity and speed of encoding are affected by arousal

Sørensen, T. A. & Bundesen, C. 23 Sep 2011 In : Journal of Vision. 11, 11, p. article 265

Effects of erythropoietin administration on cerebral metabolism and exercise capacity in men

Rasmussen, P., Foged, E. M., Krogh-Madsen, R., Nielsen, J., Nielsen, T. R., Olsen, N. V., Petersen, N. C., Sørensen, T. A., Secher, N. H. & Lundby, C. 2010 In : Journal of Applied Physiology. 109, 2, p. 476-483 8 p.

The Nature of the Capacity Limitations in Visual Short-Term Memory

Sørensen, T. A. & Kyllingsbæk, S. 5 Aug 2009 In : Journal of Vision. 9, 8, 1 p.

The earliest electrophysiological correlate of visual awareness?

Koivisto, M., Lähteenmäki, M., Sørensen, T. A., Vangkilde, S., Overgaard, M. & Revonsuo, A. 2008 In : Brain and Cognition. 66, 1, p. 91-103 13 p.

Erythropoietin improves place learning in fimbria-fornix-transected rats and modifies the search pattern of normal rats

Mogensen, J., Miskowiak, K., Sørensen, T. A., Lind, C. T., Olsen, N. V., Springborg, J. B. & Malá, H. 2004 In : Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. 77, 2, p. 381-90 9 p.

Introspection Distinct From First-Order Experiences

Overgaard, M. & Sørensen, T. A. 2004 In : Journal of Consciousness Studies. 11, 7-8, p. 77-95 19 p.