Exercice, sensorimotricity, cognition
The aim of our team is to understand the processes involved in the links between Exercise, Sensorimotricity and Cognition using methods from experimental psychology, psychophysiology and neuroimaging.
The team is organized in two axes :
– Exercise and Cognition (Nathalie André, Michel Audiffren, Abdelrhani Benraiss, Geoffroy Boucard and Thomas Mangin (PhD student)).
The research undertaken in this area contributes to strengthening knowledge on the link between physical activity and executive functions. More specifically, two major interests are studied through self-control model and behavior change. The originality of this research axis consists of the link between cognitive psychology, exercise psychology and health psychology. Two major aims are to study the relationship between physical activity, executive functions and aging and between health behavior and self-control depletion.
– Sensorimotor representations and Cognition (Sophie-Anne Beauprez (PhD student), Christel Bidet-Ildei, Yannick Blandin, Cécile Scotto and Lucette Toussaint).
This second axis focuses on the mechanisms allowing the development and update of sensorimotor representations during learning or after sensorimotor deprivation. More specifically, the role of sensory information (intrinsic feedback), extrinsic feedback, observation of others and imagery capacity is examined. In parallel, in the theoretical framework of embodiment, we are also interested in the links between sensorimotor representations and cognition (memory, representation of space, comprehension of language) and their malleability with age and motor experience.
The team work has applications in school intervention, sports performance or health care (e.g., rehabilitation, preservation of autonomy).
To access the publications of the EXSECO team, CLICK HERE
Composition of the EXSECO research unit
Director : Christel Bidet-Ildei , Assistant Professor at the University of Poitiers.
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|Nathalie André (Assistant Professor)||45.46.79|
|Michel Audiffren (PR)||45.46.02|
|Sophie-Anne Beauprez (PhD student)||45.46.36|
|Abdelrhani Benraïss (Assistant Professor)||45.41.27|
|Christel Bidet-Ildei (Assistant Professor, HDR)||45.46.97|
|Yannick Blandin (PR)||45.46.99|
|Geoffroy Boucard (Assistant Professor)||45.46.57|
|Vincent Ferrandez (PhD student – Tours, Co-encadrement VIME)||—|
|Thomas Mangin (PhD student)|
|Cécile Scotto (Assistant Professor)||45.46.99|
|Lucette Toussaint (PR)||45.46.98|