Dr. Couperus is no longer taking new students.


Dr. Couperus is Professor Emerita of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and former 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.


Dr. Couperus’s research interests surround the development and neurological substrates of attention focusing on visual selective attention in particular.  Additionally her current research examines environmental influences on selective attention as well as individual differences in mental health in relation to the neurological substrates of higher cognition. 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

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