Laboratory for the Psychology

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Wim De Neys (Dr CNRS)

Wim De Neys is a Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). After earning his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and post-doctoral training at the University of California Santa Barbara (USA) and York University (Toronto, Canada) he joined CNRS in 2009.  In his work on human thinking, he uses a combination of behavioural, neuroscientific and developmental methods to unravel how intuitive and deliberate thought processes interact.





Personal web page:

De Neys, W. (2015). Heuristic bias and conflict detection during thinking. In B. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, (pp. 1-32). Burlington: Academic Press.


Lubin, A., Houdé, O., & De Neys, W. (2015). Evidence for children's error sensitivity during arithmetic word problem solving. Learning and Instruction, 40, 1-8.


De Neys, W., & Bonnefon, J. F. (2013). The whys and whens of individual differences in thinking biases. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17, 172-178.


De Neys, W. (2012). Bias and conflict: A case for logical intuitions. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 28-38.


De Neys, W. (2006). Dual processing in reasoning: Two systems but one reasoner. Psychological Science, 17, 428-433.