Dr Nicolas Dumay
Senior Lecturer in Psychological Science


Research interests

My research effort focuses on the offline changes that occur in memory and how these affect how we acquire, perceive, produce or forget linguistic (but also other types of) information. This means that I study memory consolidation as an object of investigation, but also use it to by-pass the influence of item idiosyncrasies when testing psycholinguistic hypotheses.

Research networks


Markus Damian, University of Bristol

Colin Davis, University of Bristol

Celia Morgan, University of Exeter

Sabrina Aristei, Berlin Humboldt University
Blair Armstrong, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
Wouter De Baene, University of Ghent
Stephanie Massol, Universite de Lyon
Mark Pitt, Ohio State
Arty Samuel, NY Stony Brook

Research grants

  • 2018 ESRC
    Dumay, N. (PI) & Samuel. A.G. (co-I). "Does sleep flush out the unwanted leftovers of recent cognitive activities?" £630,100 (FEC)
  • 2016 Experimental Psychology Society
    Dumay, N. Small Research Grant £2,500
  • 2012 Ministry of Education and Science (Spain)
    Dumay, N. "The impact of reconsolidation on vocabulary acquisition: a neural and behavioural investigation." 88,330 €
  • 2009 British Academy Small Grants
    Dumay, N. "Are lexical representations abstract or episodic?" £7,478
  • 2009 University of Kent
    Dumay, N. "The impact of repeated letters on visual word recognition." £1,000
  • 2008 Experimental Psychology Society
    Nicolas Dumay. EPS Small Research Grant £2,500

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