• Assistant Professor at the University of Poitiers
    TSA 21103 - 5, rue Théodore Lefebvre
    F - 86073 Poitiers cedex 9

Research Team

Aging and Psychopathology of Memory (ViPsyM)

Research Topics

My research is mainly concerned with cognitive control and memory in normal and pathological aging. Based on theoretical models from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, the aim is to study the normal functioning of cognitive control all throughout adulthood – with a particular interest in the monitoring and the goal maintenance processes. My work also attempts to better understand the functioning dynamics of cognitive control and memory by considering both the influence of “external factors” (e.g. stimulus characteristics, task parameters), and inter- and intra-individual variations (e.g. age, mood, pathologies).

In addition to various classical behavioural paradigms, I mainly carry out experiments involving eye-tracking. I have also been interested in experiments using virtual reality recently.

This research aims to contribute to a better understanding of cognitive control and memory. Another goal is to develop diagnostic aid tools based on oculomotor parameters and their relationships with normal and pathological cognitive functioning.


Cognitive control, emotion, mood, executive function, memory, eye-tracking, aging

Teaching activities

Cognitive psychology, normal and pathological aging, neuropsychology of memory and executive function

Publications (selected)

Barsznica, Y., Noiret, N., Chopard, G., &  Vandel, P. (2019). Intérêt potentiel des saccades oculaires pour la détection des conduites suicidaires chez la personne dépressive âgée. Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement, 17(1), 92-98. https://doi.org/10.1684/pnv.2019.0785

Noiret, N., Carvalho, N., Laurent, E., Chopard, G., Binetruy, M., Nicolier, M, Monnin, J., Magnin, E., & Vandel, P. (2018). Saccadic eye movements and attentional control in Alzheimer’s disease. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 33(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acx044

Noiret, N., Vigneron, B., Diogo, M., Vandel, P., & Laurent, E. (2017). Saccadic eye movements: What do they tell us about aging cognition? Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 24(5), 575-599. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2016.1237613

Noiret, N., Carvalho, N., Laurent, E., Vulliez, L., Bennabi, D., Chopard, G., Haffen, E., Nicolier, M., Monnin, J., & Vandel, P. (2015). Visual scanning behavior during processing of emotional faces in older adults with depression. Aging and Mental Health, 19(3), 264-273. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2014.926473

Laurent, E. & Noiret, N. (2015). Visual-motor embodiment of language: A few implications for the neuropsychological evaluation (in Alzheimer’s disease). Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7(184). https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2015.00184

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