• Professor at the University of Poitiers

Research team

Aging and Psychopathology of Memory (ViPsyM)


Research topics

Automatic and controlled processes in language processing and memory access. Studies about normal adults and adults with brain disorder. Previous studies were about sentence processing and anaphoric comprehension. Current researches are about contextual factors influencing memory evaluation in older adults (stereotype threat)


Automaticity, control, familiarity, language, memory, recollection

Scientific collaborations

Isabelle Régner (univ Aix) ; Pascal Huguet (univ Clermont) ; Marie Mazerolle (univ Besançon), Yuxia Wang (Shangai Jiaotong univ.)

Supervision activities

Two doctoral students under supervision

Responsabilities (current)

  • Member of the national office of the national net of MSH
  • Member of scientific expert commission (section 16) university of Poitiers

Teaching activities

  • Methodology (licence 1)
  • Neuropsychology (licence 2)
  • Cognitive psychology (licence 2 and 3)
  • Aging and Memory (master 1)
  • Language disorder (master 2)

Publications (selected)

Lambert, E., Sausset, S., & Rigalleau, F. (2015). The Ortho-syllable as a Processing Unit in Handwriting: The Mute e Effect. Reading and Writing, : An Interdisciplinary Journal, 28, 683-698.

Mazerolle, M, Régner, I., Rigalleau, F., & Huguet, P. (2015). Stereotype threat alters the subjective experience of memory, Experimental Psychology, Experimental Psychology, 62, 395-402. DOI: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000303 (SJR

Régner, I., Mazerolle, M., Alescio-Lautier, B., Clarys, D., Michel, B., Paccalin, M., Piolino, P., Rigalleau, F., Sambuchi, N., & Huguet, P. (2016). Aging stereotypes must be taken into account for the diagnosis of prodromal and early Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders – An International Journal, 30, 77-79. doi: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000129

Mazerolle, M., Régner, I., Barber, S.J., Paccalin, M., Miazola, A.C., Huguet, P. & Rigalleau, F. (2017). Negative Aging Stereotypes Impair Performance on Brief Cognitive Tests Used to Screen for Predementia. Journal of Gerontogy, Series B,, 72, 932-936.doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbw083

Wang, Y. Rigalleau, F., & Gimenes, M. (2014). Structural forgetting in processing complex Mandarin relative clauses. 27th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, Ohio State University, USA, March 13rd– March 15th

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