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Posterior cortical atrophy: impact on activities of daily living and exploration of a cognitive rehabilitation approach

Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) is a neurodegenerative disease affecting the posterior region of the brain. Little is known about both the impact of PCA on functioning and how to support patients on a daily basis. The purpose of this study was to …

“Does it improve the mind’s eye?”: sensorimotor simulation in episodic event construction

Memories are not frozen in the past. Instead, they can be dynamically combined to allow individuals to adapt to the present or even imagine the future. This recombination, called event construction, also means that it might be possible to improve …

Improving recall and imagination of past and future events through the Episodic Specificity Induction: a French adaptation and validation study.

Episodic Specificity Induction (ESI) – a brief training in recollecting details of a recent event—increases the production of episodic (internal) details in the subsequent description of a recalled or imagined event (i.e. memory or imagination …

Visual and auditory perceptual strength norms for 3,596 French nouns and their relationship with other psycholinguistic variables

Perceptual experience plays a critical role in the conceptual representation of words. Higher levels of semantic variables such as imageability, concreteness, and sensory experience are generally associated with faster and more accurate word …

Améliorer la remémoration d’évènements autobiographiques et l’imagination d’évènements futurs grâce à l’Induction de Spécificité Épisodique : adaptation et validation en Français

L’Induction de Spécificité Épisodique (ISE) est un court entraînement à la récupération des détails d’une expérience permettant d’augmenter la production de détails épisodiques (internes) lors de la description subsé- quente d’un nouvel événement. …

Norms of conceptual familiarity for 3,596 French nouns and its contribution in lexical decision

In the last decade, research has shown that word processing is influenced by the lexical and semantic features of words. However, norms for a crucial semantic variable—that is, conceptual familiarity—have not been available for a sizeable French …

When motion improves working memory

In the present study, we used a complex span task to explore how memory traces resulting from Self-Performed Task (SPT) and Verbal Task (VT) are maintained in working memory. Participants memorised series of five sentences describing an action either …

Sedentary behavior at work and cognitive functioning: A systematic review

Work Addiction Test Questionnaire to Assess Workaholism: Validation of French Version

JBackground: Work addiction is a significant public health problem with a growing prevalence. The Work Addiction Risk Test (WART) is the gold standard questionnaire to detect workaholism. Objective: The main objective of this study was to validate …

Sleep on your memory traces: How sleep effects can be explained by Act-In, a functional memory model

Numerous studies have explored the effect of sleep on memory. It is well known that a period of sleep, compared to a similar period of wakefulness, protects memories from interference, improves performance, and might also reorganize memory traces in a way that encourages creativity and rule extraction.