Denis Brouillet

Denis Brouillet
Paul Valéry University, Montpellier 3 · Laboratoire Epsylon Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3

Ph.D.

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October 2018 - October 2023
Paul Valéry University, Montpellier 3
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  • Professor Emeritus
October 2010 - September 2019
Paul Valéry University, Montpellier 3
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  • Doctoral School Head
September 1983 - present
Paul Valéry University, Montpellier 3
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  • Memory and Cognition

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Publications (141)
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Merely seeing large objects (e.g., apples) potentiates power grip whereas seeing small objects (e.g., strawberries) potentiates precision grip. According to the embodied cognition account, this potentiation effect reflects automatic access to object representation, including the grip usually associated with the object. Alternatively, this effect mi...
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Spatial attention can be captured automatically by an exogenous stimulus (e.g., digital interruption), or by an endogenous stimulus (e.g., valence of the stimulus). In the present study, we investigated whether a non-perceptual characteristic (e.g., sense of fluency) has an impact on attention. To this end, we used the conceptual fluency paradigm d...
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Introduction Individuals with brain injuries experience cognitive and emotional changes that have long-lasting impacts on everyday life. In the context of rehabilitation, surveys have stressed the importance of compensating for memory disturbances to ease the impact of disorders on day-to-day autonomy. Despite extensive research on the nature of ne...
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Classically investigated in the context of judgment tasks about achievable actions, affordances have also been investigated in the context of the stimulus–response compatibility paradigm. Earlier work showed that perceptual categorization performance is significantly faster and more accurate when the orientation of the graspable part of a presented...
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According to the embodied approach of language, concepts are grounded in sensorimotor mental states, and when we process language, the brain simulates some of the perceptions and actions that are involved when interacting with real objects. Moreover, several studies have highlighted that cognitive performances are dependent on the overlap between t...
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As an object's weight impacts both the grip and load forces necessary to lift the object and adapt to its dynamical properties [6], it needs to be anticipated before grasping and manipulation. Two phenomena modulate those forces: anticipation of the object's haptic properties [9] and haptic feedback. In the first part of this study participants dis...
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The difference between the right and left hands in haptic processing may vary depending on the measurements chosen. Nevertheless, participants are usually more efficient at haptic perception with their left than with their right hand. This study assesses to what extent left and right hand gestures differ when dealing with various haptic properties....
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This work is rooted in the embodied cognition paradigm applied to the evaluation of visuospatial memory span. We aimed to test whether manuospatial incompatibility affects the evaluation of visuospatial working memory. Older and younger participants were tested under two different spatial field conditions, namely manuospatial incompatibility and ma...
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A previous study on ideomotor action control showed that predictable action effects in the agent's environment influenced how an action is carried out. If participants were required to perform a forceful keypress, they exerted more force when these actions would produce a quiet compared to a loud tone, and this observation suggests that anticipated...
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This work aimed to assess the role of manual laterality in action coding strategies and, subsequently, in environmental features relevant for each hand's action. Relying on Eder and Hommel's (2013) proposal, we distinguished stimulus-related and end state-related consequences in a Simon paradigm where right-handed participants were divided into two...
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Introduction: The Prospective and Retrospective Memory Questionnaire (PRMQ) is one of the most commonly used scales to assess both retrospective memory (RM) and prospective memory (PM) complaints. This study aimed to: 1/replicate the previous results concerning the PRMQ latent structure in a French version and 2/provide its psychometric properties...
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This study investigated the role of action constraints related to an object as regards allocentric distance estimation in extrapersonal space. In two experiments conducted in both real and virtual environments, participants intending to push a trolley had to estimate its distance from a target situated in front of them. The trolley was either empty...
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Several works have provided evidence of a resonant motor effect while observing a hand interacting with painful stimuli. The aim of this work is to show that participants are sensitive to the observation of an injured hand when they have to categorise an easily graspable object with their own hand. In Experiment 1, participants indicated whether or...
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1 Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, laboratoire EPSYLON (EA 4556) Ce travail porte sur l'influence de la latéralité manuelle lors d'une épreuve évaluant la mémoire de travail visuospatiale (MDTVS) chez les personnes âgées. La MDTVS permet la mémorisation et le traitement des informations visuelles et spatiales (Klauer et Zaho, 2004). L'épreuve...
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According to the ideomotor theory, action selection is done by the mental anticipation of its perceptual consequences. If the distal information processed mainly by vision and hearing are considered essential for the representation of the action, the proximal information processed by the sense of touch and proprioception is of less importance. Rece...
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Global-matching models of memory argue that knowledge emerges from the interaction between presented cues and traces of past experiences. But these models generally rely on the use of independent episodic traces, unable to account for global interactions between learned situations (see Versace et al., 2009). Enactivism (Varela, 1993) could theoreti...
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Aim To disentangle the respective impacts of manual dexterity and cerebral palsy (CP) in cognitive functioning after neonatal arterial ischaemic stroke. Method The population included 60 children (21 females, 39 males) with neonatal arterial ischaemic stroke but not epilepsy. The presence of CP was assessed clinically at the age of 7 years and 2 m...
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This study aimed to assess how specific components of an action could be selected by a simple computational system. We performed an experiment to test associations between grasps (precision or power grip) and several objects. We then ran simulations using a naive bayes classifier to study to what extent it could reproduce participants' choice. This...
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The concept of motor fluency, defined as the positive marking associated with the easy realisation of a movement, is used to explain the various compatibility effects observed between emotional valence and lateral space. In this work, we propose that these effects arise from the motor fluency simulation induced by emotionally positive stimuli. In a...
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Size perception is known to influence our usual interactions with environment. Numerous studies highlighted that during the visual presentation of an object, the properties of manual actions vary as a function of this object’s size. In order to better understand the dynamic variations of relationships between size perception and action, we used an...
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Living labs in health and autonomy : From procedure to process, from innovation to “e-novation” According to the paradigm of embodied, situated cognition, the body, environment and situation are interlinked with cognition. What we know is not abstract but fundamentally related to our sensorial and motor systems. Observing and comparing the interrel...
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The simple perception of an object can potentiate an associated action. This affordance effect depends heavily on the action context in which the object is presented. In recent years, psychologists, psychiatrists, and phenomenologists have agreed that subjects with schizophrenia may not perceive the affordances of people or objects that could lead...
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Embodied approaches of cognition argue that retrieval involves the re-enactment of both sensory and motor components of the desired remembering. In this study, we investigated the effect of motor action performed to produce the response in a recognition task when this action is compatible with the affordance of the objects that have to be recognise...
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It is now well established that motor fluency affects cognitive processes, including memory. In two experiments participants learned a list of words and then performed a recognition task. The original feature of our procedure is that before judging the words they had to perform a fluent gesture (i.e., typing a letter dyad). The dyads comprised lett...
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The aim of this study was to better understand the links between music, emotion and memory during aging. Research on this subject showed stimulating effects of music on autobiographical memory (El Haj, 2012) and learning in older subjects (Moussard, 2014). Only one study (Moussard, 2014) measured the effects of music on learning gestures. The resen...
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The aim of this study was to provide evidence that actions performed by an individual influence the sensorimotor memory processing and, in particular, the integration process. We conducted 3 experiments that highlighted the multimodal aspect of memory traces. The 1st experiment consisted of a short-term priming paradigm based on 2 phases: a learnin...
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The aims of the present studies are to assess the sensory nature hypothesis of knowledge through a series of experimental results. Especially, we investigated the links between memory and perception using a short-term priming paradigm based on a previous learning phase consisting of the association between a geometrical shape and a white noise. Con...
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Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 10/2014; 60(1). DOI:10.1016/j.archger.2014.10.013 · 1.85 Impact Factor
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Embodied approaches of cognition argue that retrieval involves the re-enactment of both sensory and motor components of the desired remembering. In this study, we investigated the effect of motor action performed to produce the response in a recognition task when this action is compatible with the affordance of the objects that have to be recognise...
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Introduction and goal Perinatal arterial ischemic stroke (PAIS) affects one child for 4000 births. The few studies about cognitive development specific to PAIS showed that cognitive performances in this population do not follow up a normal development (Westmacott et al., 2010; Ricci et al., 2008). Based on new data about relation between motricity...
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Citation: Brouillet D, Milhau A and Brouillet T (2015) When " good " is not always right: effect of the consequences of motor action on valence-space associations. Front. Psychol. 6:237. Since the work of Casasanto (2009), it is now well established that valence and laterality are associated. Participants tend to prefer objects presented on their d...
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According to the body specificity hypothesis, the way we interact with our environment participates in our conceptualization of concepts and word meanings. For instance, valence is associated to horizontal space because of the motor fluency by which one acts with one's dominant hand. We propose that the decisive factor in the compatibility effects...
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Aim: The MCQ is a seven-factor scale that measures individual differences in the tendency to select particular strategies and to overcome perceived or real memory losses. Our aim was to establish a French version of the MCQ and to evaluate its psychometric properties in a lifespan perspective. We first tested the underlying factor structure of the...
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Valence and laterality have specific associations due to motor fluency of lateral actions (Casasanto, 2009; Milhau et al., 2013), with people linking positive with their dominant side and negative to their non-dominant side. Furthermore, lateral actions can bias perception: pointing to the right or the left hemispace before the Landmark task (where...
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The aim of this study was to show that sensory-motor consequences of past actions form part of memory trace components cued by current experience. In a first task participants had to learn a list of words. Then in a guessing task they played against the computer. Finally, in a recognition task, they had to judge if the words were or were not presen...
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This study aimed to examine the age-related differences in the olfactory-visual cross-correspondences and the extent to which they are moderated by the odors pleasantness. Sixty participants aged from 20- to 75- years (young, middle-aged and older adults) performed a priming task to explore the influence of six olfactory primes (lemon, orange, rose...
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We investigated the moderating impact of the personality construct alexithymia on the ability of younger and older adults to control the recall of negative and neutral material. We conducted two experiments using the directed forgetting paradigm with younger and older adults. Participants studied negative (Experiment 1) or neutral (Experiment 2) wo...
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The aim of this study is to examine factors contributing to cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in breast cancer patients who have undergone surgery. Sixty women (mean age: 50.0) completed self-rated questionnaires assessing components of CRF, muscular and cognitive functions. Also, physiological and subjective data were gathered. Data were analyzed using...
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DISCUSSION Our results are in line with Cooper and al. (2012), that is to say, the consequence of the action influences the judgment only in memory condition. More exactly, difference between 'success' and 'failure' reports is more important when the consequence of action is weak or inexistent. However, and only for success reports, we observed tha...
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The simulationist approach assumes the possibility of an interaction between access to knowledge in memory and perception. Indeed, the same perceptual representations and/or neural structures seem to be used. In this article, we test the possibility of such an interaction in the context of color perception, while overcoming the criticism made again...
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For schizophrenic patients, the world can appear as deprived of practical meaning, which normally emerges from sensory-motor experiences. However, no research has yet studied the integration between perception and action in this population. In this study, we hypothesize that patients, after having controlled the integrity of their visuospatial inte...
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“How can perception be altered by language?” is the fundamental question of this article. Indeed, various studies have pointed out the influence of colour-related knowledge on object and colour perception, evoked by linguistic stimuli. Here the relevance of the simulationist approach is assumed in order to explain this influence, where the understa...
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The goal of this review is to present the embodied character of emotionallyconnoted language through the study of the mutual influences of affective language and motor action. After a brief definition of the embodied approach of cognition, the activity of language understanding is presented as an off-line embodied process implying sensory-motor res...