Wouter Duyck
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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
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e-mail:  Wouter DOT Duyck AT Ugent DOT be


2004 -                 Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders, Ghent University, Belgium
2000 - 2004        Research Assistant of the Research Foundation - Flanders / PhD.-student, Ghent University, Belgium
1995 - 2000        Undergraduate Student, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Research Interests

My research deals with the cognitive processes involved in visual word recognition and translation by bilinguals. Research methods include reaction-time techniques and computational modelling. In the near future, my primary focus will be on sentence comprehension in bilinguals. To investigate this, eye-tracking and ERP will be used.

Some Key Topics:

•     visual word recognition (in bilinguals)
•     word translation
•     phonological coding
•     the role of verbal working memory in word acquisition
•     methodological issues (e.g. development of stimulus software, new voice key techniques, ...)
•     reasoning

Selected Publications

- 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 Methods, Instruments & Computers, 36(3), 488-499..

- 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), 889-906.

- 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(2), 1-9.

- Anseel, F., Duyck, W., De Baene, W., & Brysbaert, M. (2004). Journal Impact Factors and Self-Citations: Implications for Psychology Journals. American Psychologist, 59(1), 49-51.

- Duyck, W., Szmalec, A., Kemps, E., & Vandierendonck, A. (2003).Verbal Working Memory Is Involved in Associative Word Learning Unless Visual Codes Are Available. Journal of Memory and Language, 48(3), 527-541.

- Duyck, W., Vandierendonck, A., & De Vooght, G. (2003). Conditional Reasoning with a Spatial Content Requires Visuo-spatial Working Memory. Thinking & Reasoning, 9(3), 267-287. (full text available here)

- Duyck, W., Brysbaert, M., (2002).What Number Translation Studies Can Learn Us about the Lexico-semantic Organisation in Bilinguals. Psychologica Belgica, 42(3), 151-175.

- Brysbaert, M., Van Wijnendaele, I., & Duyck, W. (2002). On the Temporal Delay Assumption and the Impact of Non-Linguistic Context Effects. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 5(3), 199-201. (full text available here)