Laurence Taconnat


Professor at the Francois Rabelais University of Tours, Deputy director of CeRCA
3 rue des Tanneurs
B.P. 4103
37041 Tours Cedex 1
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Research group:

Aging and Memory : VIME

Research interests:

  • Effects of aging on memory strategies
  • Executive functions and memory in aging
  • Metamemory, stereotype threat
  • Cognitive training
  • Psycho-affective context and memory
  • Personality and cognition


Episodic memory, aging, executive functions, encoding, retrieval, mnemonic strategies, training, stereotype threat, personality.

Main responsabilities:

Deputy director of CeRCA

Encadrement doctoral:

  • Capucine Toczé
  • Lucile Burger (with Pierrich Plusquellec, University of Montréal, and Séverine Fay, VIME)
  • Elisabeth Grimaud (with David Clarys, DysCo)
  • Florent Pinard (with Sandrine Vanneste, VIME)


  • Pierrich Plusquellec, University of Montréal, Canada
  • Erika Borella (University of Padova, Italy)
  • Patrick Lemaire (Aix-Marseille Université)
  • Agnès Blaye (Aix-Marseille Université)


Cognitive Psychology, experimental psychology, neuropsychology, psychogerontology

Selected publications:

Burger, L., Uittenhove, K., Lemaire, P., Taconnat, L. (2017). Strategy difficulty effects in young and older adults’ episodic memory are modulated by inter-stimulus intervals and executive control processes. Acta Psychologica. 175, 50-59.

Borella, E., Carretti B., Sciore, R., Capotosto, E., Taconnat, L., Cornoldi, C., De Beni, R. (2017). Training working memory in older adults: is there an advantage of using strategies? Psychology and Aging, 32, 178-191.

Froger C., Bouazzaoui, B., Isingrini, M. & Taconnat, L. (2012). Study-time allocation deficit of older adults: the role of environmental support at encoding. Psychology and Aging, 27, 577-588.

Taconnat, L., Raz, N., Toczé, C., Bouazzaoui, B., Sauzéon, H., Fay, S. & Isingrini, M. (2009). Aging and organization strategies in free recall: The role of cognitive flexibility. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Special Issue: Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 21, 347-365.

Sacher, M., Taconnat, L. & Isingrini, M. (2009). The effects of divided attention on recall and feeling of knowing accuracy. Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 754–76.

Taconnat, L., Baudouin, A., Fay, S., Vanneste, S., Clarys, D., Tournelle, L., & Isingrini, M. (2006). Aging and implementation of encoding strategies: The role of executive functions. Neuropsychology, 20, 658-665.

Taconnat, L., & Isingrini, M. (2004). Cognitive operations in the generation effect on a recall test: Role of aging and divided attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 30, 4, 827-837.

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