Dr Stephane Eric Dufau

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute


Dr Stephane Dufau is an honorary senior research fellow in cognitive neuroscience within the Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland. Stephane is a tenured CNRS staff member (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, or in English the French National Centre for Scientific Research) working on a project at UQ aiming at modelizing human decision patterns.


  • Member, Psychonomic Society, Psychonomic Society
  • Fellow, European Society for Cognitive Psychology, European Society for Cognitive Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy of Neurosciences, Université de Provence
  • Masters (Research) of Medical Physics, Université Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier
  • Bachelor of Physical Sciences, Université de la Réunion


  • Dufau, Stéphane, Yeaton, Jeremy, Badier, Jean-Michel, Chen, Sophie, Holcomb, Phillip J. and Grainger, Jonathan (2024). Sentence superiority in the reading brain. Neuropsychologia, 198 108885, 108885. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2024.108885

  • Beyersmann, Elisabeth, Grainger, Jonathan, Dufau, Stéphane, Fournet, Colas and Ziegler, Johannes C. (2024). The effect of constituent frequency and distractor type on learning novel complex words. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 39 (2), 251-264. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2023.2263590

  • Hou, Jen-Cheng, Li, Chin-Jou, Chou, Chien-Chen, Shih, Yen-Cheng, Fong, Si-Lei, Dufau, Stephane E., Lin, Po-Tso, Tsao, Yu, McGonigal, Aileen and Yu, Hsiang-Yu (2023). Artificial Intelligence-Based Face Transformation in Patient Seizure Videos for Privacy Protection. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Digital Health, 1 (4), 619-628. doi: 10.1016/j.mcpdig.2023.10.004

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Book Chapter

  • Grainger, Jonathan and Dufau, Stéphane (2012). The front end of visual word recognition. Visual Word Recognition Volume 1: Models and Methods, Orthography, and Phonology. (pp. 159-184) Taylor and Francis. doi: 10.4324/9780203107010

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Conference Publication