Dr Nele Demeyere
Department of Experimental Psychology
South Parks Road

+44(0)1865 618 637


I did my first degree in Psychology and Masters in Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Leuven, Belgium. I then completed my PhD (“Visual Enumeration and Estimation: Brain mechanisms , Attentional demands and Number representations”) at the University of Birmingham under supervision of Prof. Glyn Humphreys. Following the completion of my thesis I have focused on merging an experimental approach with the assessment of cognition in neurological patients. My first postdoctoral position was at the University of Birmingham, working on a large multi-centre cognitive assessment study funded by the Stroke Association (resulting in BCoS - Humphreys et al., 2012). I am now working in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford on an NIHR funded project focussed on developing a short cognitive screening tool for acute stroke.


I am a psychology lecturer at Balliol College and St-Anne's College. I mainly teach tutorials for the Biomedical Sciences Course and Part I option: Cognitive Neuroscience. I am happy to supervise research undergraduate and MSc projects relating to cognitive neuropsychology and lesion-symptom mapping. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail.


Vankleef, K., Acke, E., Torfs, K., Demeyere, N., Lafosse, C., Humphreys, G.W., & Wagemans, J. (2014).
Reliability and validity of the Leuven Perceptual Organization Screening Test (L-POST).
Journal of Neuropsychology, doi: 10.1111/jnp.12050

Chechlacz, M., Novick, A., Rotshtein, P., Bickerton, W.L., Humphreys, G.W., & Demeyere, N. (2014).
The Neural Substrates of Drawing: A Voxel-based Morphometry Analysis of Constructional, Hierarchical, and Spatial representation deficits.
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00664

Demeyere, N., Rotshtein, P., & Humphreys, G.W. (2014).
Common and dissociated mechanisms for estimating large and small dot arrays: value specific fMRI adaptation.
Human Brain Mapping, doi: 10.1002/hbm.22453

Storer, L. & Demeyere N. (2014).
Disruptions to number bisection after brain injury: Neglecting parts of the Mental Number Line or working memory impairments?
Brain & Cognition, 86, 116-123

Woodbridge, R., Chechlacz, M., Humphreys, G.W.,& Demeyere, N. (2013).
Neuro-anatomical correlates of a number bisection bias: A neuropsychological voxel-based morphometry study.
NeuroImage: Clinical, 2, 143-150.

Chechlacz, M., Terry, A., Demeyere, N., Douis, H., Bickerton, W.L., Rotshtein, P.,& Humphreys, G.W. (2013).
Common and distinct neural mechanisms of visual and tactile extinction: a large scale vbm study in sub-acute stroke.
NeuroImage: Clinical, doi: j.nicl.2013.01.013.

Demeyere, N., Rotshtein, P.,& Humphreys G.W. (2012).
The Neuroanatomy of Visual Enumeration: Differentiating Necessary Neural Correlates for Subitizing versus Counting in a Neuropsychological Voxel-based Morphometry Study.
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 948-964.

Demeyere, N.& Humphreys, G. W. (2012)
Immediate small number perception: Evidence from numerical carry-over.
Journal of Experimental Psychology-Human Perception and Performance, 38, 18-22.

Delvenne, J. F., Castronovo, J., Demeyere, N.,& Humphreys, G. W. (2011).
Bilateral Field Advantage in Visual Enumeration.
Plos One, 6(3),e17743.

Demeyere, N., Lestou, V.& Humphreys, G.W. (2010.)
Neuropsychological evidence for a dissociation in counting and subitizing.
Neurocase, 16, 219-137.

Demeyere, N., Rzeskiewicz, A., Humphreys, K.,& Humphreys, G.W. (2008). Automatic statistical processing of visual properties in simultanagnosia.
Neuropsychologia, 46 (11), 2861-2864.

Demeyere, N.,& Humphreys, G.W. (2007).
Distributed and focused attention: Neuropsychological evidence for separate attentional mechanisms when counting and estimating.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33(5), 1076-1088.