Denis Drieghe
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Department of Experimental Psychology

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Department of Experimental Psychology
Ghent University
Henri Dunantlaan 2
B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
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e-mail:  Denis DOT Drieghe AT Ugent DOT be


2000 -                 Research Assistant of the Research Foundation - Flanders / PhD.-student, Ghent University, Belgium
1995 - 2000        Undergraduate Student, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

2004                   Visiting Scientist, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (5 months)

Research Interests

  • Eye movements in reading

  • word skipping during reading

  • Visual word recognition

  • Visual world paradigm

Selected Publications

In peer-reviewed journals

Drieghe, D., & Brysbaert, M. (2002). Strategic effects in associative priming with words, homophones, and pseudohomophones. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 28, 951-961.

Brysbaert, M., & Drieghe, D. (2003). Please stop using word frequency data that are likely to be word length effects in disguise. Open-peer Commentary to Reichle, Rayner, & Pollatsek: "The E-Z Reader model of eye-movement control in reading: Comparisons to other models". Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26, 479.

Drieghe, D., Brysbaert, M., Desmet, T., & De Baecke, C. (2004). Word skipping in Reading: On the interplay of linguistic and visual factors. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 16, 79-103.

Duyck, W., Diependaele, K., Drieghe, D., & Brysbaert, M. (2004). The size of the cross-lingual masked phonological priming effect does not depend on second language proficiency. Experimental Psychology, 51, 116-124.

Drieghe, D., Brysbaert, M., & Desmet, T. (2005). Parafoveal-on-Foveal Effects on Eye Movements in Text Reading: Does an extra space make a difference? Vision Research, 45, 1693-1706.

Joosten, F., De Sutter, G., Drieghe, D., Grondelaers, S., Hartsuiker, R. & Speelman, D. (in press). Dutch Collective Nouns and Conceptual Profiling. Linguistics.

Desmet, T., De Baecke, C., Drieghe, D., Brysbaert, M., & Vonk, W. (in press). Relative clause attachment in Dutch: On-line comprehension corresponds to corpus frequencies when lexical variables are taken into account. Language and Cognitive Processes.

Drieghe, D., Rayner, K., & Pollatsek, A. (in press). Eye movements and word skipping during reading revisited. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Chapters in books

Brysbaert, M., Drieghe, D., & Vitu, F. (in press). Word skipping: Implications for theories of eye movement control in reading. In G. Underwood (Ed.), Cognitive Processes in Eye Guidance. Oxford: University Press.