Dr Jan Rouke Kuipers

Lecturer in Psychology

Psychology University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Jan Rouke Kuipers

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About me

I received my MSc cognitive Psychology and my PhD from Leiden University (2008). I held postdoctoral research positions at Bangor University before taking-up a lectureship in Psychology in Stirling (2013).


My work predominantly addresses a range questions in the psychology of language domain. Bilingualism: What is the influence of a bilingual upbringing on how a child learns and perceives language? The representation and processing of meaning in the brain: To what extent is meaning embodied in visual and motor areas of the brain? Is there hemispheric specialisation for meaning processing of pictures and words? Dyslexia: What are the relative contributions of deficits in visual and phonological processing in dyslexia? How are these deficits related to visual attention? Language production: Which processes are involved in selecting words before speech? How is conceptual preparation and selection words achieved? I have recently developed a programme studying the relation between pupillometry and the Neural correlates of attention. I use a variety of research methods: reaction times, error rates, eye tracking, pupillometry, Event Related Potentials (ERPs), and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). I combine eye tracking with and ERP recording to study the relation between visual attention, arousal (as reflected by pupillometry), and ERP components.

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Caes L, Caldwell CA, Rafetseder E, Grainger C, Renner E, Atkinson M, Shing YL & Kuipers JR (2017) Little Scientists – Big Impact [The Developmental Research Team at the University of Stirling explain why they love their psychology kindergarten]. The Psychologist, 30, pp. 30-33. https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-30/october/little-scientists-big-impact


La Heij W, Kuipers JR & Starreveld PA (2006) In defense of the lexical-competition account of picture-word interference: A comment on Finkbeiner and Caramazza (2006). Commentary on: FINKBEINER M AND CARAMAZZA A. Now you see it, now you don’t: On turning semantic interference into semantic facilitation in a Stroop-like task. Cortex, 42: 790-796, 2006. Cortex, 42 (7), pp. 1028-1031. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0010-9452%2808%2970209-0

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