Who's who in the
'language group' of Ghent University's Department of Experimental
Psychology? This page provides some information about our research,
publications, and contact info. Click the pictures or names to see this
People Lab Facilities Some Recent Publications
Henri Dunantlaan 2
B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Disfluencies and Speech Errors
Wendy De Moor
Visual word recognition
Age of acquisition effects
Methodological issues (mainly concerning masked priming)
Sentence parsing and syntactic ambiguity
Sentence production and corpus frequencies
The role of working memory in sentence processing
visual word recognition (in bilinguals)
the role of verbal working memory in word acquisition
methodological issues (e.g. development of stimulus software, new
voice key techniques, ...)
Visual word recognition
Age of acquisition effects
Construction and organisation of the semantic system
Integration of language and vision
Orthography and phonology in reading
Frequency effects in spelling errors
Drieghe (PhD, 12 April 2005)
Eye movements in reading
word skipping during reading
Visual word recognition
Visual world paradigm
Neurocognition of language
Self-monitoring of speech
Spoken word access processes
Visual word recognition
(4th- and 5th-years)
- Cesar Broothaerts. Does 'uhm' help the listener guide
- Mieke Declercq. Syntactic priming of high- and low
attachment in monolinguals and bilinguals
- Ine Janssens. Translation Priming in Dutch-English
- Lies Notebaert. When do production difficulties trigger
- Bjorn Roelstraete. The Lexical Bias Effect between and
within Romance Languages.
- Sara Speybroeck. Syntactic Priming in a simulated chatting
- Kristof Strijkers. Task Schemas and Lexical Competition in
Bilingual Word Recognition.
- Eva Van Assche. Bilingual word recognition in a sentence
- Dieter Vanderelst. The Frequency Effect as an index of
- Liesbeth Vanderherten. Orthographic Priming in visual word
Collaborators within the Department of
- Elie Ratinckx (with Rob Hartsuiker and Els Severens)
- André Vandierendonck (with Timothy Desmet)
- Tom Verguts (with Wendy De Moor)
Collaborators within the
- Ines Anton-Mendez, University of Utrecht (with Rob
- Kay Bock, University of Illinois (with Rob Hartsuiker)
- Melissa Bowerman, MPI Nijmegen (with Falk Huettig)
- Marc Brysbaert, University of London (with Timothy Desmet,
Wendy De Moor, Denis Drieghe, Wouter Duyck, Mandy Ghyselinck, Elie
Ratinckx, Sara Speybroeck, Dieter Vanderelst)
- Chuck Clifton, University of Massachusetts (with Timothy
- Albert Costa, University of Barcelona (with Bjorn
Roelstraete and Rob Hartsuiker)
- Martin Corley, University of Edinburgh (with Cesar
Broothaerts, Denis Drieghe, Rob Hartsuiker, and Lies Notebaert)
- Fernanda Ferreira, Michigan State University (with Timothy
- Ted Gibson, MIT (with Timothy Desmet)
- Jonathan Grainger, University of the Provence (with Ine
Janssens, Sofie Schoonbaert, Michael Stevens, and Eva Van Assche)
- John Hale, Michigan State University (with Timothy Desmet)
- Sarah Haywood, University of Edinburgh (with Rob
- Elizabeth Johnson, MPI Nijmegen (with Falk Huettig)
- Herman Kolk, University of Nijmegen (with Rob Hartsuiker)
- Robin Lickley, Queen Margaret University College (with Rob
- Heike Martensen, University of Antwerp (with Sarah
Bernolet, Wendy De Moor, Rob Hartsuiker, and Tom Verguts)
- Asifa Majid, MPI Nijmegen (with Falk Huettig)
- Scott McDonald, University of Edinburgh (with Falk Huettig)
- James McQueen, MPI Nijmegen (with Falk Huettig, Rob
Hartsuiker and Michael Stevens)
- Holger Mitterer, MPI Nijmegen (with Falk Huettig)
- Mits Ota, University of Edinburgh (with Rob Hartsuiker)
- Mike Page, University of Hertfordshire (with Falk Huettig)
- Martin Pickering, University of Edinburgh (with Sarah
Bernolet, Rob Hartsuiker, and Sofie Schoonbaert)
- Sandy Pollatsek, University of Massachusetts (with Denis
- Philip Quinlan, University of York (with Falk Huettig)
- Keith Rayner, University of Massachusetts (with Denis
- Dominiek Sandra, University of Antwerp (with Sarah
- Herbert Schriefers, University of Nijmegen (with Rob
- Laurie Stowe, University of Groningen (with Rob Hartsuiker)
- Gabriella Vigliocco, University of London (with Rob
- Reaction-Time Labs with Windows PC's (using E-prime, ERTS,
- Eye-tracking Lab, with an Eye-Link 1 system
with an ANT-system
- 3T-fMRI scanner (in conjunction with the Medical School)
Software developed in-house
C-library of functions for programming on-line experiments (Stevens,
M., Lammertyn, J., Verbruggen, F. & Vandierendonck, A. (in
A C library for programming cognitive experiments on the MS Windows
platform. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers.
Useful tool for constructing word or nonword stimuli in Dutch, English,
French, or German (Duyck, W., Desmet, T., Verbeke, L., &
Brysbaert, M. (2004). WordGen: A tool for word selection and non-word
generation in Dutch, German, English, and French. Behavior Research
& Computers, 36(3), 488-499. )
Picture- / Word Norms developed in-house
- Ghyselinck, M., De Moor, W., & Brysbaert, M. (2000). Age-of-acquisition
ratings on 2816 Dutch four- and five-letter nouns. Psychologica
Belgica, 40, 77-98.
- Ghyselinck, M., Custers, R., & Brysbaert M. (2003). Age-of-acquisition
ratings for 2332 Dutch words from 49 different semantic categories. Psychologica
Belgica, 43-3, 181-214.
- Severens, E., van Lommel, S., Ratinckx, E., &
Hartsuiker, R. J. (in press). Timed
picture naming norms for 590 pictures in Dutch. Acta
Representative Publications (2000 - in press)
Belke E., Brysbaert M., Meyer, & Ghyselinck, M. (in press). Age of
acquisition effects in picture naming: Evidence for a lexical- semantic
competition hypothesis. Cognition.
De Moor, W., & Verguts, T. (in press). When are neighbours hostile?
Inhibitory neighbour effects in visual word recognition. Psychological Research.
Desmet, T. , Brysbaert, M., & De Baecke, C. (2002). The
correspondence between sentence production and corpus frequencies in
modifier attachment. The Quarterly Journal of
Experimental Psychology, 55A (3), 879-896.
Desmet, T. , De Baecke, C., & Brysbaert, M. (2002). The influence
of referential discourse context on modifier attachment in Dutch. Memory
& Cognition, 30(1), 150-157.
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.
Desmet, T. , & Gibson, E. (2003). Disambiguation preferences and
corpus frequencies in noun phrase conjunction. Journal of Memory
and Language, 49(3), 353-374.
Drieghe, D., & Brysbaert, M. (2002). Strategic effects in
associative priming with words, homophones, and pseudohomophones. Journalof
Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 28,
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.
Drieghe, D., Rayner, K., & Pollatsek, A. (in press). Eye movements
and word skipping during reading revisited. Journal
of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
Duyck, W., & Brysbaert, M. (2004). Forward and Backward Translation
in Balanced and Unbalanced Bilinguals Requires Conceptual
Mediation: the Magnitude Effect in Number Translation. Journal
of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 30(5),
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,
Duyck, W., Szmalec, A., Kemps, E., & Vandierendonck, A.
(2003).Verbal Working Memory Is Involved in Associative Word Learning
Codes Are Available. Journal of Memory and Language, 48(3),
Ghyselinck, M., Lewis, M. B., & Brysbaert, M. (2004). Age of
acquisition and the cumulative-frequency hypothesis: A review of the
literature and a new multi-task investigation. Acta
Psychologica, 115, 43-67.
Ghyselinck, M., Custers, R., & Brysbaert, M. (2004). The effect of
age of acquisition in visual word processing; Further evidence for the
semantic hypothesis. Journal of
Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30
Gibson, E., Desmet, T., Watson, D., Grodner, D., & Ko, K. (in
press). Reading relative clauses in English. Cognitive Linguistics.
Hartsuiker, R. J., Antón-Méndez, I., & Van Zee,
M. (2001). Object attraction in subject-verb agreement construction. Journal
of Memory and Language, 45, 546-572.
Hartsuiker, R. J., Corley, M., & Martensen, H. (2005). The lexical
bias effect is modulated by context, but the standard monitoring
account doesn't fly: Related Beply to Baars, Motley, and MacKay (1975).
Jounal of Memory and Language, 52, 58 - 70.
Hartsuiker, R. J., & Kolk, H. H. J. (2001). Error monitoring in
speech production: A computational test of the perceptual loop
theory. Cognitive Psychology, 42, 113-157.
Hartsuiker, R. J., Pickering, M. J., & De Jong, N. H. (in press).
Semantic and phonological context effects in speech error repair. Journal
of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
Hartsuiker, R. J., Pickering, M. J., & Veltkamp, E. (2004). Is
syntax separate or shared between languages? Cross-linguistic syntactic
priming in Spanish/English bilinguals. Psychological Science,
Hartsuiker, R. J., & Westenberg, C. (2000). Word order
priming in written and spoken sentence production. Cognition,
Huettig, F., & Altmann, G. T. M. (2005). Word meaning and the
control of eye fixation: semantic competitor effects and the visual
world paradigm. Cognition, 96,
Schoonbaert, S. , & Grainger, J. (2004). Letter position coding in
printed word perception: Effects of repeated and transposed letters. Language
and Cognitive Processes, 19, 333-367.
Severens, E. , Van Lommel, S., Ratinckx, E. , & Hartsuiker, R. J.
(in press). Timed picture naming norms for 590 pictures in Dutch. Acta
Stevens, M. & Grainger, J. (2003). Letter visibility and the
viewing position effect in visual word recognition. Perception & Psychophysics.
Stevens, M., Lammertyn, J., Verbruggen F., & Vandierendonck A. (in
press). Tscope: A C library for programming cognitive experiments on
the MS Windows platform. Behavior