Christel Bidet-Ildei Professor -HDR- Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Poitiers

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5, rue Théodore Lefebvre
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Research Team:

Exercice, sensorimotricity, cognition (EXSECO)

Research Topics:

Visual perception of human movements

Motor control

Relationship between action observation and action words understanding


Perception-action relationship; perceptual-motor development; action understanding; sex differences, action-semantics relationship

Scientific Collaborations:

– University of Tokyo (Japan). Collaboration with K. Hiraki (PR).

– Social and Cognitive Development Neuroscience Unit, Medical School of the University of Tübingen (Germany). Collaboration with M. Pavlova (PR).

– Grenoble University Hospital, Neurology Department, Movement Disorders and Neurovascular Diseases Unit, collaboration with P. Pollak (PU-PH).

– Cognitive and Affective Science Laboratory (SCALAB, UMR CNRS 9193), University of Lille 3. Collaboration with Y. Coello (PR).

– Emotional and Social Sensorimotor Development Laboratory, (SMAS), University of Geneva. With E. Gentaz (PR).

– Psychology and Neurocognition Laboratory (CNRS UMR 5105), Pierre Mendes France University. Collaboration with S. Valdois (DR1). – CHArt Laboratory (EA 4004), University of East Paris- Creteil. Collaboration with D. Alamargot (PR).

Supervision activities :

PhD thesis

– 2015- …: Sophie-Anne Beauprez. “Role of the sensorimotor system in language processing: the importance of specific features of movement and motor efficiency in children and young adults.” Joint supervisor: Toussaint Lucette (80% CBI, LT 20%).


– Since January 2018: Director of the EXSECO team

– Since September 2015: Director of the master’s programme in “Rehabilitation, Disability and Motor Performance Engineering” (Year 1), Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Poitiers.

– Since January 2015: Joint head of communication for the Centre for Research on Cognition and Learning (CeRCA, UMR 7295).

– Since 2013: Manager and coordinator of CeRCA’s “embodied cognition” group.

– Since 2012: Head of “Psychology and Neuroscience” at the Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Poitiers.

– Since 2010: Elected member of the Faculty of Sport Sciences scientific committee, University of Poitiers.

– 2012-2015: Supervisor of Year 2 research dissertations for the master’s programme in “Cognition and Language Disorders”, UFR SHA, University of Poitiers.

– 2011- July 2015: Supervisor of work experience for the master’s programme in “Rehabilitation, Disability and Motor Performance Engineering” (Year 1), Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Poitiers

Teaching activities:

– Bachelor’s degree (3rd year) in Sport Science: Children’s motor and psychological development.

– Bachelor’s degree (2nd year) in Sports Science: Data analysis.

– Master’s degree in Sport Science (Rehabilitation, Disability and Motor Performance Engineering): Cognitive impairments/ action-perception relationship/ Vocational project.

– Master’s degree in Psychology (Integration of Disadvantaged and Disabled Persons): Children’s motor development and motor pathology.

– Master’s degree in Psychology (Cognition and Language Disorders): Links between perception and action / research method.


Publications sélected:

Bidet-Ildei, C., Meugnot, A., Beauprez, S.A., Gimenes, M., & Toussaint, L. (2017). Short-term upper limb immobilization affects action-word understanding. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 43, 1129-1139.

Bidet-Ildei, C., Gimenes, M., Toussaint, L., Almecija, Y., & Badets, A. (2017). Sentence plausibility influences the link between action words and the perception of biological human movements. Psychological Research, 81, 806-813.

Bidet-Ildei, C., Gimenes, M., Toussaint, L., Beauprez, S.A., & Badets, A. (2017). Painful semantic context modulates the relationship between action words and biological movement perception. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, doi: 10.1080/20445911.2017.1322093

Pavlova, M.A., Sokolov, A.N., & Bidet-Ildei, C. (2015). Sex Differences in the Neuromagnetic Cortical Response to Biological Motion. Cerebral Cortex, 25, 3468-3474. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu175

Bidet-Ildei, C., Kitromilides, E., Orliaguet, J.-P., Pavlova, M., & Gentaz, E. (2014). Preference for point-light human biological motion in newborns: contribution of translational displacement. Developmental Psychology, 50, 113-120. doi: doi:10.1037/a0032956

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