Universiteit Leiden

Dominique Lippelt

Dominique Lippelt, PhD student in Cognitive Psychology at the institute of Psychology at Leiden University
Dominique Lippelt

Dominique Lippelt has obtained both his undergraduate and graduate degree at the University of Leiden. He is currently a PhD student at the Cognitive Psychology Unit under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hommel.


By using Virtual Reality techniques that allow subjects to longer experience a distinction between themselves and a virtual avatar he wishes to further investigate the mechanisms underlying self-representation in humans. For instance, under what circumstances do people no longer distinguish between the self and other agents and to what degree can this impact a person’s behavior and cognition. He is also acting coordinator of the Minor Brain and Cognition and is involved in teaching several courses, such as Consciousness and Cognitive Neuroscience.