Géry van Outryve d'Ydewalle#

Géry van Outryve d
Membership Number:374
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM

Present and Previous Positions

  • Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology in Leuven
  • 1984 Full Professor at the Laboratory for experimental psychology at the KULeuven
  • 1980 Docent at the Laboratory for experimental psychology, KULeuven
  • 1974 PhD in Psychology, at the KULeuven

Fields of Scholarship
  • Motivation and memory: task involvement and improving memory
  • Subjective factors and memory biases
  • Eye movements and attentional shifts
  • The psychology of film perception: editing rules
  • Acquisition of a foreign language by watching subtitled television programmes
  • Information overload and screen processing
  • Implicit memory and the incidental perception of advertisements
  • Artificial Intelligence and knowledge extraction techniques
  • Risk perception and decision making in genetic counselling
  • Clinical memory research in dementia
  • fMRI and the underlying mechanisms of prospective memory

Honours and Awards
  • 1972 Félicien Cattier fellow (Francqui Foundation) and CRB fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation
  • 1977 Psychology Award from the "Académie Royale de Belgique"
  • 1978 Fulbright/Hays fellowship and Nato fellowship
  • 1987-1988 Francqui Chair at the "Université de Liège"
  • 1989 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1992 Francqui Award
  • 1998 Charter member/fellow of the "American Psychological Society" (currently a new name: "Association for Psychological Science")
  • 2004 Invited member Chinese Academy of Science and Technology

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