Michael Stevens

Post-doctoral researcher

Department of Experimental Psychology

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Ghent University, Belgium



Research interests

Visual word recognition

Mixed effects models

Missing values



Brysbaert, M., Stevens, M., Mandera, P. & Keuleers, E. (in press). The impact of word prevalence on lexical decision times: Evidence from the Dutch Lexicon Project 2. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Woumans, E., Santens, P., Sieben, A., Versijpt, J., Stevens, M., & Duyck, W. (2015). Bilingualism delays clinical manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Keuleers, E., Stevens, M., Mandera, P., & Brysbaert, M. (2015). Word knowledge in the crowd: Measuring vocabulary size and word prevalence in a massive online experiment. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Tops, W., Callens, M., Desoete, A., Stevens, M., & Brysbaert, M. (2014). Metacognition for spelling in higher students with dyslexia: is there evidence for the dual burden hypothesis? PLOS ONE, 9(9).

De Ruddere, L., Goubert, L., Stevens, M., Deveugele, M., Craig, K. D., & Crombez, G. (2014). Health care professionals’ reactions to patient pain: impact of knowledge about medical evidence and psychosocial influences. Journal of Pain, 15(3), 262–270.

Callens, Maaike, Tops, W., Stevens, M., & Brysbaert, M. (2014). An exploratory factor analysis of the cognitive functioning of first-year bachelor students with dyslexia. Annals of Dyslexia, 64(1), 91–119.

Brysbaert, M., Stevens, M., De Deyne, S., Voorspoels, W., & Storms, G. (2014). Norms of age of acquisition and concreteness for 30,000 Dutch words. , 150, 80–84.

Van der Haegen, L., Cai, Q., Stevens, M.A., & Brysbaert, M. (in press). Interhemispheric communication influences reading behavior. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

De Ruddere, L., Goubert, L., Stevens, M. A. L., Williams, A.C. de C., Crombez, G. (2013). Discounting pain in the absence of medical evidence is explained by negative evaluation of the patient. Pain, 154, 669-676.

De Ruddere, L., Goubert, L., Prkachin, K., Stevens, M., Van Ryckeghem, D., & Crombez, G. (2011). When you dislike patients, pain is taken less seriously. Pain, 152, 2342-2347.

Tydgat, I., Stevens, M., Hartsuiker, R. J., & Pickering, M. J. (2011). Deciding where to stop speaking. Journal of Memory and Language, 64 (4), 359-380.

Verbruggen, F., Aron, A. R., Stevens, M. A., & Chambers, C. D. (2010). Theta burst stimulation dissociates attention and action updating in human inferior frontal cortex.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107 (31), 13966-13971.

Verbruggen, F., Logan, G. D., & Stevens, M. A. (2008). STOP-IT: Windows executable software for the stop-signal paradigm. Behavior Research Methods, 40 (2), 479-483.

Dufau, S., Stevens, M., & Grainger, J. (2008). Windows executable software for the progressive demasking task. Behavior Research Methods, 40 (1), 33-37.

Stevens, M., McQueen, J. M., & Hartsuiker, R. J. (2007). No lexically-driven perceptual adjustments of the [x]-[h] boundary. Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrucken, Germany.

Stevens, M., Lammertyn, J., Verbruggen F., & Vandierendonck A. (2006). Tscope: A C library for programming cognitive experiments on the MS Windows platform. Behavior Research Methods, 38 (2), 280-286.

Verguts, T., Fias, W. & Stevens, M. (2005). A model of exact small-number representation. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12 (1), 66-80.

Stevens, M. & Grainger, J. (2003). Letter visibility and the viewing position effect in visual word recognition. Perception & Psychophysics, 65(1), 133-151

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