DUFAU Stéphane

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Domaines de recherche


After a degree in physical sciences (1996) and applied physics (Radiation and imaging in medicine, 1999), I worked as a database manager during my national service and was appointed in  2001 by CNRS as a software engineer in a cognitive psychology lab (~20 permanent researchers). I mainly wrote computer programs for the different recording devices I managed (eletroencephalography, ocular movements, behavior). I started to be interested in the various research topics the lab covered with a particular focus on psycholinguistics. While still working, I enrolled in a PhD program in neuroscience, which was completed it in 2008, and competed for a research engineer position at CNRS I obtained in 2010. I am since a biological data analyst. I am particularily interested in developing novel methods of data acquisition and data processing for the study of cogntion.


- ERC Avanced 2017-2022: Parallel orthographic processing and reading. PI : Jonathan Grainger (2 500 000 EUR) 
- ANR/DFG 2016/2019: Role of morphemes in learning reading. PI : Sascha Schroeder/Jonathan Grainger
- ANR 2015-2018: Integration of spatial and orthographic information during reading. PI : Jonathan Grainger (210,000 EUR)
- ANR 2015-2020: Optimization of cognitive control: Behavioral, electrophysiological and neuroimaging approaches to typical and atypical development. PI : Agnès Blaye (155,000 EUR)
- ANR 2013-2016: Megastudies of visual and spoken word recognition. PI: Ludovic Ferrand (200,000 EUR)
- ANR 2013-2017: Vieillissement et variations stratégiques : rôle des fonctions exécutives. PI: Patrick Lemaire (270,000 EUR)
ERC Avanced 2008-2013: Cracking the orthographic code. PI: Jonathan Grainger (2,300,000 EUR).
ANR 2007-2010: The cognitive basis of lexical selection. PI: François-Xavier Alario (130,000 EUR)
ANR 2007-2010: Cognitive aging, strategic variations, and executive functions in arithmetic, memory, and skill acquisition. PI: Patrick Lemaire (215,000 EUR)
ANR 2006-2009: Compensation cérébrales et cognitives au cours duvieillissement normal. PI: Michel Isingrini (250,000 EUR)
ANR 2006-2008: Apprentissage neuro-computationnel de la lecture. PI: Jonathan Grainger (277,000 EUR)
CNRS 2003-2005 (ACI TCAN): Modélisation computationnelle de l'apprentissage des mots écrits. PI: Jonathan Grainger (50,000 EUR)
- French ministry of education 1999: Master 2 (3,500 EUR - scholar)
- Regional council of Reunion Island 1998: Master 1 (1,500 EUR - scholar)


For a more complete pulication list and preprints, please see HAL-AMU.


40. Ferrand, L., Méot, A., Spinelli, E., New, B., Pallier, C., Bonin, P., Dufau, S., Mathot, S. & Grainger, J. (2018). MEGALEX: A megastudy of visual and auditory word recognition.
Behavior research methods 50, 1285-1307 

39. Scaltritti, M., Dufau, S. & Grainger, J. (2018). Stimulus orientation and the first-letter advantage.
Acta Psychologica 183, 37-42

38. Guillaume, F., Tinard, S., Baier, S. & Dufau, S. (2018). An ERP Investigation of object-scene incongruity: the early meeting of knowledge and perception.
Journal of Psychophysiology, 32(1), 20-29.

37. Pinet, S., Zielinski, C., Mathot, S., Dufau, S., Alario, F.-X., & Longcamp, M. (2017a). Measuring sequences of keystrokes with jsPsych: Reliability of response times and interkeystroke intervals. 
Behavior Research Methods, 49(3), 1163-1176.

36. Pinet, S., Zielinski, C., Mathot, S., Dufau, S., Alario, F.-X., & Longcamp, M. (2017b). Measuring sequences of keystrokes with jsPsych: Reliability of response times and interkeystroke intervals (vol 49, pg 1163, 2017). 
Behavior Research Methods, 49(3), 1177-1178.

35. Grainger, J., Dufau, S., & Ziegler, J. C. (2016). A Vision of Reading. 
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20(3), 171-179.

34. Dufau, S., Grainger, J., Midgley, K. J., & Holcomb, P. J. (2015). A Thousand Words Are Worth a Picture: Snapshots of Printed-Word Processing in an Event-Related Potential Megastudy. 
Psychological Science, 26(12), 1887-1897.

33. Hinault, T., Dufau, S., & Lemaire, P. (2014). Strategy combination in human cognition: a behavioral and ERP study in arithmetic.
Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, May 20. DOI: 10.3758/s13423-014-0656-8

32. Taillan, J., Dufau, S., & Lemaire, P. (2015). How Do We Choose Among Strategies to Accomplish Cognitive Tasks? Evidence From Behavioral and Event-Related Potential Data in Arithmetic Problem Solving. 
Mind Brain and Education, 9(4), 222-231.

31. Boros, M., Eger, E., Dufau, S., et al. (2014). Understanding learning to read through fMRI of rapid letter detection in skilled adult readers and dyslexic 10-year old children.
Journal of molecular neuroscience 53 (S1), S120-S121  

30. Hinault, T., Dufau, S. & Lemaire P. (2014). Sequential modulations of poorer-strategy effects during strategy execution:An event-related potential study in arithmetic.
Brain & Cognition (91), 123-130. DOI:10.1016/j.bandc.2014.09.001

29. Hannagan T, Ziegler JC, Dufau S, Fagot J, Grainger J (2014) Deep Learning of Orthographic Representations in Baboons.
PLoS ONE 9(1): e84843.

28. Uittenhove, K., Poletti, C., Dufau, S. & Lemaire, P. (2013). The time course of strategy sequential difficulty effects: An ERP study in arithmetic.
Experimental Brain Research, 227(1), 1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-012-3397-9.

27. Ziegler, J.C., Dufau, S., Hannagan, T., Montant, M., Fagot, J. & Grainger, J. (2013). What can we learn from humans about orthographic processing in monkeys? A reply to Frost and Keuleers.
Psychological Science, 24(9), 1870-1871, doi:10.1177/0956797613484768.

26. Ziegler, J.C., Hannagan, T.,  Dufau, S., Montant, M., Fagot, J. & Grainger, J. (2013). Transposed Letter Effects Reveal Orthographic Processing in Baboons.
Psychological Science, 24(8), 1609-1611, doi: 10.1177/0956797612474322.

25. Dufau, S., Grainger, J. & Ziegler, J.C. (2012). How to say “no” to a nonword: A leaky competing accumulator model of lexical decision.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38(4), 1117-1128. doi: 10.1037/a0026948.

24. Grainger, J., Dufau, S., Montant, M., Ziegler, J.C. & Fagot, J. (2012). Orthographic processing in baboons (Papio papio).
Science, 336, 245-248. doi: 10.1126/science.1218152. 2012 top 10 scientific discovery of the year (La Recherche)

23. Grainger, J., Dufau, S., Montant, M., Ziegler, J.C. & Fagot, J. (2012). Response to Comment on "Orthographic processing in baboons (Papio papio)".
Science, 337, 1173. doi:10.1126/science.1224939.

22. Grainger, J., Lété, B., Bertrand, D., Dufau, S. & Ziegler, J.C. (2012). Evidence for Multiple Routes in Learning to Read. 
Cognition, 123(2), 280–292, doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2012.01.003.

21. Grainger, J. Lopez, D., Eddy, M., Dufau, S., & Holcomb, P.J. (2012). How word frequency modulates masked repetition priming: An ERP investigation. 
Psychophysiology, 49, 604-616.

20. Ktori, M., Grainger, J. & Dufau, S. (2012). Letter string processing and visual short-term memory. 
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(3), 465-473. doi:10.1080/ 17470218. 2011. 611889

19. Ktori, M., Grainger, J., Dufau, S. & Holcomb P.J. (2012). The "electrophysiological sandwich": A method for amplifying ERP priming effects. 
Psychophysiology, 49(8), 1114-24. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2012.01387.x

18. Madec, S., Rey, A., Dufau, S., Klein, M. & Grainger, J. (2012). The time-course and resonance dynamic of letter perception. 
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(7), 1645-1655. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00178.

17. Montant, M., Grainger, J., Dufau, S., Ziegler, J.C. & Fagot, J. (2012). Orthography to the scope of baboons.
Medecine/Sciences, 28, 821-823.

16. Dufau, S., Duñabeitia, J.A., Moret-Tatay, C., McGonigal, A., Peeters, D., Alario, F.-X., Balota, D.A., Brysbaert, M., Carreiras, M., Ferrand, L., Ktori, M., Perea, M., Rastle, K., Sasburg, O., Yap, M.J., Ziegler, J.C., & Grainger, J. (2011). Smart phone, smart science: how the use of smartphones can revolutionize research in cognitive science. 
Plos One, 6(9): e24974. doi:10.1371 / journal.pone.0024974

15. Riès, S., Janssen, N., Dufau, S., Alario, FX. & Burle, B. (2011). General purpose monitoring during speech production. 
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(6), 1419-1436. doi: 10.1162/jocn.2010.21467

14. Chevalier, N., Blaye, A., Dufau, S. & Lucenet, J. (2010). What visual information do children and adults consider while switching between tasks? Eye-tracking investigation of cognitive flexibility development. 
Developmental Psychology, 46(4), 955-972. doi: 10.1037/a0019674. EyeTrackAwards 2010 - finalist

13. Dandurand, F., Grainger, J., & Dufau, S. (2010). Learning location invariant orthographic representations for printed words. 
Connection Science, 22(1), 25-42. doi: 10.1080/09540090903085768 (pdf)

12. Dufau, S., Lété, B., Touzet, C., Glotin, H., Ziegler, J.C. & Grainger, J. (2010). A Developmental Perspective on Visual Word Recognition: New Evidence and a Self-Organizing Model. 
European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22(5), 669-694. doi: 10.1080/09541440903031230

11. Glotin, H., Warnier, P., Dandurand, F., Dufau, S., Lété, B., Touzet, C., Ziegler, J., & Grainger, J. (2010). An adaptive resonance theory account of implicit learning of orthographic word forms. 
Journal of Physiology - Paris, 104(1-2), 19-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jphysparis.2009.11.003

10. Massol, S., Grainger, J., Dufau, S. &  Holcomb, P. (2010). Masked priming from Orthographic Neighbors: An ERP Investigation. 
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human, Perception and Performance, 36(1), 162-174. doi: 10.1037/a0017614

9. Ziegler, J.C., Pech-Georgel, C., Dufau, S. & Grainger, J. (2010). Rapid processing of letters, digits, and symbols: what purely visual-attentional deficit in developmental dyslexia? 
Developmental Science, 13(4), 8-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2010.00983.x

8. Pattamadilok, C., Perre, L., Dufau, S., & Ziegler, J.C. (2009). On-line orthographic influences on spoken language in a semantic task. 
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(1), 169-179. doi: 10.1162/jocn.2009.21014

7. Ries, S., Janssen, N., Dufau, S. & Alario, F.X. (2009). Characterization of electroencephalographic components elicited by overt speech production in the picture naming task: a laplacian erp study.
Psychophysiology (46), S30-S30

6. Rey, A., Dufau, S., Massol, S. & Grainger, J. (2009). Testing computational models of letter perception with item-level ERPs. 
Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26(1), 7-22. doi: 10.1080/09541440802176300

5. Dufau, S., Grainger, J., & Holcomb, P.J. (2008). An ERP investigation of location invariance in masked repetition priming. 
Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 8(2), 222-228. doi: 10.3758/CABN.8.2.222 (pdf)

4. Dufau, S., Stevens, M., & Grainger, J. (2008). Windows Executable Software for the Progressive Demasking Task.
Behavior Research Methods, 40(1), 33-37. doi: 10.3758/BRM.40.1.33 (pdf) (software)

3. Gandini, D., Lemaire, P., & Dufau, S. (2008). Older and young adults' strategies in Approximate Quantification.
Acta Psychologica, 129(1), 175-189. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2008.05.009 (pdf) - (mp3)

2. Grainger, J., Rey, A., & Dufau, S. (2008). Letter perception: from pixels to pandemonium. 
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12(10), 381-387. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2008.06.006 (pdf)

1. Green, H.J., Lemaire, P., & Dufau, S. (2007). Eye movement correlates of younger and older adults’ strategies for complex addition. 
Acta Psychologica, 125(3), 257-278. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2006.08.001 (pdf)

Book chapters, Communications

Grainger, J. & Dufau, S. (2012). The front-end of visual word recognition. In J.S. Adelman (Ed.) Visual Word Recognition Vol. 1: Models and Methods, Orthography and Phonology. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

Riès, S., Janssen, N., Dufau, S., Alario, FX. & Burle, B. (2009). Characterization of electroencephalographic (EEG) components elicited by overt speech production in the picture naming task: a laplacian ERP study. Psychophysiology, 46(suppl. 1), 30-30.

Rey, A., Dufau, S., Massol, S., & Grainger, J. (2008). Letter perception: from item-level ERPs to computational models. Proceedings of the second French conference on Computational Neurosciences. Marseille, France. (pdf)

Warnier, P., Glotin H., Dandurand, F., Dufau, S., Fraihat S., Touzet, C., Lété, B., Ziegler, J.C., Grainger, J. (2008). Adaptive Resonnance Theory : l'ordre de présentation des mots compte-t-il ? Proceedings of the second French conference on Computational Neurosciences. Marseille, France. (pdf)

Dufau, S., Lété, B., Touzet, C., Glotin, H., Ziegler, J.C., & Grainger, J. (2006). Modélisation et simulation par carte auto-organisatrice de l'effet de fréquence des mots chez l'apprenti lecteur. Proceedings of the first French conference on Computational Neuroscience. Pont-à-Mousson, France. (pdf)

Dufau, S., Touzet, C., & Grainger, J. (2006). Lisibilité des mots sur le Web : ce que nous apprend la modélisation de la reconnaissance orthographique.
In A. Piolat (Ed.). Lire, écrire, communiquer et apprendre avec Internet, Marseille : Editions Solal. (pdf)