prof.dr. J.B.F. van Erp (Jan)

Full Professor

About Me

I believe that technology should support our performance, safety, well-being and our strive for happiness. Therefore I work on Human-Technology Symbiosis.

Although I am primarily a scientist, I also work with artists and try to involve the general public in the discussion on technological advancements and what these may mean for human kind. Popular topics in this regard are Human-Robot Interaction, Intelligent Agents, Brain-Computer Interfaces and Cyborgs.


Medicine & Life Sciences
Engineering & Materials Science
Remote Control

Ancillary Activities

  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam
    Raad van Advies HvA Expertisecentrum Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • TNO
    Applied Research


van der Burg, E., Toet, A., Brouwer, A. M. , & Van Erp, J. B. F. (2022). Serial dependence of emotion within and between stimulus sensory modalities. Multisensory research, 35, 151-172. https://doi.org/10.1163/22134808-bja10064
Van der Burg, E., Toet, A., Brouwer, A. M. , & van Erp, J. B. F. (2022). Sequential Effects in Odor Perception. Chemosensory Perception, 15(1), 19-25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12078-021-09290-7
Sharan, N. N., Toet, A., Mioch, T., Niamut, O. , & van Erp, J. B. F. (2022). The Relative Importance of Social Cues in Immersive Mediated Communication. In T. Ahram, & R. Taiar (Eds.), Human Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Systems V: Proceedings of the 5th International Virtual Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies, IHIET 2021, August 27-29, 2021 (pp. 491-498). (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems; Vol. 319). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85540-6_62
Vandenbroucke, A. R. E., Crone, E. A. , Erp, J. B. F. V., Güroğlu, B., Hulshoff Pol, H. E., de Kogel, C. H., Krabbendam, L., Jansen, L. M. C., & Brouwer, A. M. (2021). Integrating Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience in Society: Lessons Learned From a Multidisciplinary Research Project on Education and Social Safety of Youth. Frontiers in integrative neuroscience, 15, [756640]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnint.2021.756640
Van der Burg, E., Toet, A., Abbasi, Z., Brouwer, A. M. , Van Erp, J. B. F., Kallen, V. L. , Kaneko, D., Kim, Y., Kinnear, M., de Kock, H. L., Kusbiantari, D., Lee, T. R., Liu, Y., Luhovyy, B. L., MacEachern, E., Mezgebe, A. G., Nikolova, R., Olatunde, G., Srisayekti, W., ... Yürek, M. A. (2021). Sequential dependency for affective appraisal of food images. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8(1), [228]. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-021-00909-4
Toet, A., Mioch, T., Gunkel, S. N. B., Niamut, O. , & van Erp, J. B. F. (2021). Assessment of Presence in Augmented and Mixed Reality: Presence in Augmented and Mixed Reality. In CHI 2021: Workshop Evaluating User Experiences in Mixed Reality ACM SigCHI. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/gvkwx

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022


Interested in the kind of things I do without reading scientific publications? Pick any of the events to get an idea:
# The emotional brain (http://todaysart.nl/2015/symposium/hack-the-body/)
# Cyborgs (https://dezwijger.nl/programma/hack-the-body
# Intimate Technology: (https://www.utwente.nl/en/events/!/2017/10/190707/thingscon-salon-twente-intimate-technology)
# Creativity (with novelist Arnon Grunberg, https://nos.nl/nieuwsuur/video/576685-in-het-brein-van-arnon-grunberg.html
# Mobile Technology changing our lives (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czLfc60OBuA
# Group emotions and wearables (with artist Nick Verstand) https://www.facebook.com/events/1248998365120677/)

Or more science oriented:
# LOWLANDS University 2014 (45-minutes recording in Dutch) can be found at www.coolpolitics.nl.
# Prints of my inaugural lecture are available here: http://doc.utwente.nl/99775/ (in Dutch only).

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11), room 2037
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling  2037
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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Please note that my presence in Enschede is limited and irregular