Background

Dr. Couperus is an Associate Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and currently the Dean of the School of Cognitive Science. She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University (CT) in psychology and music in 1996, M.A. from Claremont Graduate University in Applied Developmental Psychology in 1999, and PhD. from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota in Child Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience in 2004.

Research

Dr. Couperus’s research interests surround the development and neurological substrates of attention focusing on visual selective attention in particular.  She also currently is working on a grant with collaborators Cindy Bukach and Cathy Reed to develop teaching materials for teaching electrophysiological methodologies for undergraduates at institutions who serve primarily undergraduates.

More information on her collaborative work with Drs. Bukach and Reed can be found at:  PURSUE

Information on studies using ERPs:
ERP Lab

Dr. Couperus’s Tedx Hampshire College Talk
Attending to Difference