Daniel Voyer




Keirstead Hall 113


1 506 453 4974

Other titles

Director of Undergraduate Studies

I have varied research interests but focus on three main fields. In the field of laterality, my research has focused on verbal tasks and emotions. Specifically, my research has been examining if emotions can be primed and how emotions are represented in the cerebral hemispheres. My work in the field of sex-related differences in cognitive abilities has focused mostly on the ability of people to process and mentally represent visuo-spatial relations in objects and how sex differences observed on such tasks can provide a way to better understand individual differences.

Recently, in a third field of research, I have started to study the perception of time. My research includes examining the influence of affective factors on time estimation, the role of spatial effects, and time perception with lateralized auditory signals. If you are a student and any of the above interests you, then you should consider working with me!


  • BSc Université de Montréal
  • MSc Université de Montréal
  • PhD University of Waterloo

Recent publications

Doyle, R. A., Voyer, D. & Lesmana, M. (2016). Item Type, Occlusion, and Gender Differences in Mental Rotation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 1530-1544. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1086807

Voyer, D. & Vu, J. P.  (2016). Using sarcasm to compliment: Context, intonation, and the perception of statements with a negative literal meaning. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 45, 615-634.  doi: 10.1007/s10936-015-9363-5

Doyle, R. A., & Voyer, D. (2016). Stereotype manipulation effects on math and spatial test performance: A meta-analysis. Learning and Individual Differences, 43, 103-116. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2015.12.018

Voyer, D., Thibodeau, S.-H., & Delong, B. J. (2016). Context, Contrast, and Tone of Voice in Auditory Sarcasm Perception. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 45, 29-53. doi: 10.1007/s10936-014-9323-5

Voyer, S. D., & Voyer, D. (2015). Laterality, spatial abilities, and accident proneness. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 37, 27-36. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2014.985191

Voyer, D., Saint-Aubin, J., & Cook, C. (2014). Strategies and pseudoneglect on luminance judgments: An eye-tracking investigation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 1789-1798. doi: 10.1037/a0037790

Doyle, R. A., & Voyer, D. (2013). Bodies and Occlusion: Item Types, Cognitive Strategies, and Gender Differences in Mental Rotation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 801-815. doi: 0.1080/17470218.2012.719529

Saint-Aubin, J. Voyer, D., & Roy, M. (2012). Sex Differences in the Missing-Letter Effect: A Question of Reading or Visual-Spatial Skills? Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 664-672.

Voyer, D., Voyer, S. D., & Tramonte, L. (2012). Free-viewing laterality tasks: A Multilevel meta-analysis. Neuropsychology, 26, 551-567. doi:10.1037/a0028631

Voyer, D., & Doyle, R. A. (2012) Response format, magnitude of laterality effects and sex differences in laterality. Laterality, 17, 259-274. doi: 10.1080/1357650X.2011.568487

Doyle, R. A., Voyer, D., & Cherney, I. D.  (2012). The influence of childhood spatial activities on spatial abilities in adulthood.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 33, 112-120. doi:

Voyer, D. (2011). Sex differences in dichotic listening. Brain and Cognition, 76, 245-255. doi: /10.1016/j.bandc.2011.02.001


  • Undergraduate courses: Introduction to statistics and research methods; Survey of the senses
  • Graduate courses: Statistics and Design II

Professional awards

  • Faculty of Arts Teaching Award 2004-2005
  • UNB Merit Award 2007-2008
  • University Research Scholar 2015-2017