Anne Cuperus is a lecturer in neuropsychology at the Department of Health, Medical and Neuropsychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University. He obtained his PhD in this department, after completing an MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology and an LLM in Private Law at Utrecht University. For a number of years, Anne also worked as a psychologist and at an IT company where, among other things, the applications for his research were developed.
Anne’s main research interests lie at the intersection of healthcare and IT. In 2019, he obtained his PhD at the department where he now teaches, based on his thesis entitled “Virtual experience, real impact: The influence of virtual reality on memory and behaviour.” He investigated how VR can be applied in healthcare by exploring two novel VR paradigms:
- The use of VR to simulate exposure to psychological trauma in healthy individuals for research purposes.
- The use of VR to affect physical activity by means of a novel kind of perceptual illusion.
- Thesis coordination
- Thesis supervision
- Internship supervision
- Innovations in eHealth Care
- Cuperus A.A. (10 December 2019), Virtual experience, real impact : the influence of virtual reality on memory and behaviour (PhD thesis. Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University). Supervisor(s) and Co-supervisor(s): Evers, A.W.M., Ham, I.J.M. van der; Keizer, A.
- Cuperus A.A., Disco R.T., Sligte I.G., Kuil M.N.A. van der, Evers A.W.M. & Ham I.J.M. van der (2019), Memory-related perceptual illusions directly affect physical activity in humans, PLoS ONE 14(5): e0216988.
- Ham I.J.M. van der, Klaassen F., Schie K. van & Cuperus A.A. (2019), Elapsed time estimates in virtual reality and the physical world: The role of arousal and emotional valence, Computers in Human Behavior 94: 77-81.
- Cuperus A.A., Laken M., Schie K. van, Engelhard I.M. & Hout M.A. van den (2019), Dual-tasking during recall of negative memories or during visual perception of images: Effects on vividness and emotionality, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 62: 112-116.
- Cuperus A.A., Laken M., Van den Hout M.A. & Engelhard I.M. (2018), Degrading emotional memories induced by a virtual reality paradigm, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 52: 45-50.
- Cuperus A.A., Keizer A., Evers A.W.M., Houten M.M.L. van der, Teijink J.A.W. & Ham I.J.M. van der (2018), Manipulating spatial distance in virtual reality: Effects on treadmill walking performance in patients with intermittent claudication, Computers in Human Behavior 79: 211-216.
- Cuperus A.A., Klaassen F., Hagenaars M.A. & Engelhard I.M. (2017), A virtual reality paradigm as an analogue to real-life trauma: Its effectiveness compared with the trauma film paradigm, European journal of psychotraumatology 8(S1): 1338106.
- Cuperus A.A. & Van der Ham I.J.M. (2016), Virtual reality replays of sports performance: effects on memory, feeling of competence, and performance, Learning and Motivation 56: 48-52.