Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    Bachelor in psychology – Université de Bourgogne, France

  • 1995
    Master in psychology – Université de Bourgogne, France

  • 1995
    Testamur in psychology – Erasmus program – University of Exeter, UK

  • 1995 – 1997
    Research assistant – European Community project, Department of Education

  • 1995 – 1998
    Teaching assistant – Université de Bourgogne, France

  • 1998
    PhD in psychology – Université de Bourgogne, France

  • 1998 – 1999
    Lecturer (temporary position) – Université de Bourgogne, France

  • 1999
    Master in education – Université de Bourgogne, France

  • 1999 – 2000
    Postdoc at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

  • 2000 – 2004
    Assistant professor in developmental psychology- Université Paris-Descartes, France

  • 2003
    Habilitation in psychology – Université de Bourgogne, France

  • 2004 – 2010
    Full professor in developmental psychology – Université de Bourgogne, France

  • 2006 – 2007
    Invited researcher (16 months) – University of Bristol, UK

  • Since 2010
    Full professor in developmental psychology – Université de Fribourg, Switzerland.

Selected publications

  • Camos, V. (2015). Storing verbal information in working memory. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 440-445.

  • Camos, V., & Portrat, S. (2015). The impact of cognitive load on delayed recall. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 22, 1029-1034.

  • Camos, V., Mora, G. & Barrouillet, P. (2013). Phonological similarity effect in complex span task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 1927-1950.

  • Barrouillet, P., Plancher, G., Guida, A., & Camos, V. (2013) Forgetting at short term: When do event-based interference and temporal factors have an effect? Acta Psychologica, 142,155-167.

  • Barrouillet, P., Portrat, S., & Camos, V. (2011). On the law relating processing to storage in working Memory. Psychological Review, 118, 175-192.

  • Camos, V., Mora, G., & Oberauer, K. (2011). Adaptive choice between articulatory rehearsal and attentional refreshing in verbal working memory. Memory & Cognition, 39, 231- 244.

  • Vergauwe, E., Barrouillet, P. & Camos, V. (2010). Verbal and Visuo-spatial Working Memory: A Case for Domain-general Time-Based Resource Sharing. Psychological Science, 21, 384-390.

  • Camos, V., Lagner, P.,& Barrouillet, P. (2009). Two maintenance mechanisms of verbal information in working memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 61, 457-469.

  • Barrouillet,P., & Camos, V. (2009). Interference : unique source of forgetting in working memory. Trends In Cognitive Sciences, 13, 145-146.

  • Barrouillet, P., Bernardin, S., & Camos, V. (2004). Time constraints and resource sharing in adults’ working memory spans. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133, 83-100.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Goal setting in working memory: its critical role in preschoolers

  • What is attentional refreshing?

  • The role of attentional refreshing in long-term memory

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of ERC panel for consolidator grants, 2014

  • Member of FNS panel, since 2014

  • Member of grant review panels for several grant agencies (e.g., ANR, U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation, ERC, ESRC, German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development, Leverhulme Trust, FWO, Luxembourg)

  • Conference organisation or member of program committee (e.g., 12th European congress of psychology, Istanbul, 2011; Swiss Psychological Society, Fribourg, 2010; European Working Memory Symposium, Beaune, 2004 and Fribourg, 2012; Fribourg day of cognition, Fribourg, 2011-2014; International Conference on WM, Cambridge, 2014)

  • Elected member of executive committee of European Society for Cognitive Psychology, 2010 – 2014

  • President of the European Working Memory Society since 2014, Member of the Executive Committee since 2012

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie de La Villette (Paris Museum of Sciences), children program, 2006 – 2008

  • Postdoctoral and postgraduate study programs

  • Representative for Switzerland and France at the ISSBD, 2011 – 2013

  • Founder, director, and now member of the executive board of the Interfaculty Center for Cognition, Fribourg, since 2011

  • Member of the International Research group on "Neurosciences and School", France, Belgium, and Switzerland

  • Former associate editor of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 2009 – 2013

  • Associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, since 2013

  • Associate editor of the Current Directions of Psychological Science, since 2015

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