Eric Soetens (emeritus)

  • Mental chronometry: Sequential effects, S-R compatibility, the Simon and Flanker effect.

  • Action theory: common coding, psychological refractory period.

  • Visual focused attention.

  • Implicit sequence learning, including age effects, and Alzheimer patients.

  • Doping and maximal performance.

  • Influence of Psychoactive drugs on implicit and explicit memory and learning.

  • Full CV upon request


  • Cognitive Psychology I (2nd year Bachelor in Psychology)

  • Exercises Cognitive Psychology I (2nd year Bachelor in Psychology)

  • Cognitive Psychology II (3rd year Bachelor in Psychology)

  • Lab class Cognitive Psychology (3rd year Bachelor in Psychology)

  • Motor Learning (3rd year Bachelor LO)

  • Introduction to Psychology (Vesalius College PSY-103)

  • Cognitive Psychology (Vesalius College PSY-231)


  • Attention and Perception (Master in Clinical Psychology, option Cognitive Psychology)

  • Coaching thesis (2nd year Master in Psychology)

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    Soetens, E., Deboeck, M., & Hueting, J.E. (1984). Automatic aftereffects in two-choice reaction time: a mathematical representation of some concepts. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 10, 581-598.

    Soetens, E., Boer, L.C., & Hueting, J.E. (1985). Expectancy or automatic facilitation? Separating sequential effects in two-choice reaction time. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 11, 598-616.

    Soetens, E., & Hueting, J. (1992). Age influence on sequential effects in serial two-choice reaction time. In: H. Bouma & J.A.M. Graafmans (Eds.), Gerontechnology, (pp.237-243), Amsterdam: IOS Press.

    Soetens, E., D’Hooge, R., & Hueting, J. (1993). Amphetamine enhances human memory consolidation. Neuroscience Letters, 161, 9-12.

    Soetens, E., De Meirleir, K., & Hueting, J. (1995). No influence of ACTH on maximal performance. Psychopharmacology, 118, 260-266.

    Soetens, E., Casaer, S., D’Hooge, R., & Hueting, J. (1995). Effect of amphetamine on long-term retention of verbal material. Psychopharmacology, 119, 155-162.

    Soetens, E. (1998). Localizing sequential effects in serial choice reaction time with the information reduction procedure. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 24, 547-568.

    Soetens, E., Melis, A., & Notebaert, W. & (2004). Sequence learning and sequential effects. Psychological Research, 69, 124-137.

    Soetens, E., & Notebaert, W. (2005). Response monitoring and expectancy in random serial RT tasks. Acta Psychologica, 119, 189-216.


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