Bio

As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Cognition, I make use of immersive virtual reality (VR) technologies to study human linguistic and communicative capacities in rich audiovisual contexts.  Specifically, I apply VR in combination with motion tracking, eye tracking, fMRI, and electroencephalography (EEG) to learn more about the neurobiological underpinnings of language and communication in domains such as neuropragmatics, multimodal and non-verbal communication, and multilingualism. My work is currently supported by an NWO Veni grant, the Tilburg University Fund, and a PDI-SSH grant. I am a member of the Tilburg Young Academy.

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Recent publications

  1. Beyond the tried and true: How virtual reality, dialog setups, and a …

    Titus, A., Dijkstra, T., Willems, R. M., & Peeters, D. (2024). Beyond the tried and true: How virtual reality, dialog setups, and a focus on multimodality can take bilingual language production research forward. Neuropsychologia, 193, Article 108764.
  2. Spatial communication systems across languages reflect universal acti…

    Coventry, K. R., Gudde, H. B., Diessel, H., Collier, J., Guijarro-Fuentes, P., Vulchanova, M., Vulchanov, V., Todisco, E., Reile, M., Breunesse, M., Plado, H., Bohnemeyer, J., Bsili, R., Caldano, M., Dekova, R., Donelson, K., Forker, D., Park, Y., Pathak, L. S., ... Incel, O. D. (2023). Spatial communication systems across languages reflect universal action constraints. Nature Human Behaviour, 2099-2110.
  3. The New Psychology of Language - From Body to Mental Model and Back

    Dijkstra, T., & Peeters, D. (2023). The New Psychology of Language: From Body to Mental Model and Back. Routledge.
  4. Combining EEG and 3D-eye-tracking to study the prediction of upcoming…

    Huizeling, E., Alday, P. M., Peeters, D., & Hagoort, P. (2023). Combining EEG and 3D-eye-tracking to study the prediction of upcoming speech in naturalistic virtual environments: A proof of principle. Neuropsychologia, 191, 1-24. Article 108730.
  5. Switching between emotions in the twenty-first century attention econ…

    Peeters, D., & Bluijs, S. (2023). Switching between emotions in the twenty-first century attention economy. Cognitive Neuroscience, 14(2), 61-62. Article 14(2).

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