The Research Centre on Cognition and Learning (CeRCA) investigates the cognitive and socio-cognitive processes of human beings. CeRCA is a joint research unit of the Université de Poitiers, the François-Rabelais University at Tours and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).The six research teams of the CeRCA are organized in three thematic clusters each including two teams:

  • The research area « Literacy: from Word to Discours » includes the « Communication and Language Acquisition » (CoALa) and « Writing» research teams.
  • The research area « Memory Dysfunction » includes the « Cognitive dysfunction: Psychopathology and Neuropsychology of Memory and Control Contrôle » (DysCo) and « Ageing and Memory » (VIME) research teams.
  • The research area « Contextualized Action and Cognition » includes the « Social Cognition » (SoCog) and « Exercise, Sensorimotricity and Cognition » (EXSECO) research teams.


This website also presents the research unit’s seminars and publications.

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