James Schmidt

Tenure Track ISITE-BFC

Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)
Université de Bourgogne
11 Esplanade Erasme
21000 Dijon


  • Learning psychology
  • Neural networks
  • Cognitive control
  • Attention
  • Episodic memory
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Curriculum Vitae

2018-present - Associate Professor, UBFC

2009-2018 - Postdoc, Ghent University

2007-2009 - Ph.D., University of Waterloo

2005-2007 - Master's, University of Waterloo

2001-2005 - B.A., University of Saskatchewan

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Research topics

human contingency learning, temporal contiguity, temporal learning, the Stroop effect, computational modelling, cognitive control, conflict monitoring and adaptation, attention, episodic memory, unconscious processes, learning goals, evaluative learning, stimulus-response binding, switch costs, human reasoning ability, logic, bilingualism...


  • Braem, S., Bugg, J. M., Schmidt, J. R., Crump, M. J. C., Weissman, D. H., Notebaert, W., & Egner, T. (In Press). Measuring adaptive control in conflict tasks. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. More ›
  • Liefooghe, B., Hughes, S., Schmidt, J. R., & De Houwer, J. (In Press). Stroop-like effects for derived stimulus-stimulus relations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. More ›
  • Schmidt, J. R., & De Houwer, J. (In Press). Correction to Schmidt and De Houwer (2012). Experimental Psychology. More ›
  • Schmidt, J. R., & De Houwer, J. (2019). Cue competition and incidental learning: No blocking or overshadowing in the colour-word contingency learning procedure without instructions to learn. Collabra: Psychology, 5, Article 15. More ›
  • Schmidt, J. R., & Lemercier, C. (2019). Context-specific proportion congruent effects: Compound-cue contingency learning in disguise. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72, 1119–1130. More ›
  • Schmidt, J. R. (2019). Evidence against conflict monitoring and adaptation: An updated review. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26, 753–771. More ›
  • Schmidt, J. R., Hartsuiker, R. J., & De Houwer, J. (2018). Interference in Dutch-French bilinguals: Stimulus and response conflict in intra- and interlingual Stroop. Experimental Psychology. More ›
  • Schmidt, J.R. (2018). Best not to bet on the horserace: A comment on Forrin and MacLeod (2017) and a relevant stimulus-response compatibility view of colour-word contingency learning asymmetries. Memory & Cognition, 46, 326-335. More ›
  • Schmidt, J.R., Augustinova, M., & De Houwer, J. (2018). Category learning in the colour-word contingency learning paradigm. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25, 658-666. More ›
  • Lemercier, C., Simoës-Perlant, A., Schmidt, J.R., & Boujon, C. (2017). Stroop interference and development: Influence of expectation on color-naming response times. European Review of Applied Psychology, 67, 43-50. More ›

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    For more information on the Parallel Episodic Processing (PEP) model, see the "PEP Model" tab here.