James Schmidt

PU – Psychology, Permanent

Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté
11 Esplanade Erasme
21000 Dijon


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

2021-present - Full Professor, Université de Bourgogne

2018-2021 - 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...


  • Iorio, C., Bigand, E., & Schmidt, J. R. (In Press). Incidentally acquiring pitch-label associations with a musical contingency learning task. Collabra: Psychology. More ›
  • Šaban, I., & Schmidt, J. R. (In Press). Audio-visual Stroop matching task with first and second language colour words and colour associates. Applied Psycholinguistics. More ›
  • Schmidt, J. R. (In Press). Is conflict adaptation adaptive? An introduction to conflict monitoring theory and the ecological problems it faces. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. More ›
  • Weissman, D. H., & Schmidt, J. R. (In Press). Proactive response preparation contributes to contingency learning: Novel evidence from force-sensitive keyboards. Psychological Research. More ›
  • Iorio, C., Šaban, I., Poulin-Charronnat, B., & Schmidt, J. R. (2023). Incidental learning in music reading: The music contingency learning task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. More ›
  • Schmidt, J. R., Iorio, C., & Poulin-Charronnat, B. (2023). Automatizing sight reading: Contingency proportion and task relevance in the music contingency learning procedure. Collabra: Psychology, 9, Article 89743. More ›
  • Šaban, I., & Schmidt, J. R. (2022). Interlinguistic conflict: Word-word Stroop with first and second language colour words. Cognitive Processing. More ›
  • Šaban, I.; Schmidt, J. R. (2021). Stimulus and response conflict from a second language: Stroop interference in weakly-bilingual and recently-trained languages. Acta Psychologica, 218, Article 103360. More ›
  • Schmidt, J. R. (2021). Apprentissage incident des associations simples de stimulus-réponse : Revue de la recherche avec la tâche d’apprentissage de contingences couleur-mot. Année Psychologique, 2(121), 77–127. More ›
  • Schmidt, J. R. (2021). When data transformations are appropriate or even necessary: A response to Cohen-Shikora, Suh, and Bugg (2019). Timing & Time Perception. More ›

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  • PEP model

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