Mandy Ghyselinck
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Ghent University 
Department of Experimental Psychology

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Contact Information:

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


2002- :         Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
1998-2002:  Research Assistant of the Research Fund Ghent University (BOF) / PhD.- student, Ghent University, Belgium
1993-1998:  Undergraduate student at Ghent University, Belgium

Research Interests

  • Visual word recognition
  • Age of acquisition effects
  • Construction and organisation of the semantic system
  • Picture recognition
  • Categorisation

Selected Publications

In peer-reviewed journals

Belke E., Brysbaert M., Meyer, & Ghyselinck, M. (in press). Age of acquisition effects in picture naming: Evidence for a lexical- semantic competition hypothesis. Cognition.

Brysbaert, M., & Ghyselinck, M. (in press). The effect of age-of-acquisition: Partly frequency-related partly frequency-independent. Visual Cognition.

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 (2), 550-554.

Ghyselinck, M., Custers, R., & Brysbaert, M. (2003). Age-of-acquisition ratings for 2332 Dutch words from 49 different categories. Psychologica Belgica, 43-3, 181-214.

Ghyselinck, M.., De Moor, W., & Brysbaert, M. (2000). Age-of-acquisition ratings for 2816 Dutch four- and five-letter nouns. Psychologica Belgica, 40-2, 77-98.

De Moor, W., Ghyselinck, M., & Brysbaert, M. (2000). A validation study of the age-of-acquisition norms collected by Ghyselinck, De Moor, & Brysbaert. Psychologica Belgica, 40-2, 99-114.

Chapters in books

De Moor, W., Ghyselinck, M., & Brysbaert, M. (2001). The effects of frequency-of-occurrence and age-of-acquisition in word processing. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in psychology research, Vol. V (pp. 71-84). Huntington, NY: Nova Science Publishers.