Françoise Bonthoux

Françoise Bonthoux
Université Pierre Mendès France - Grenoble 2 | UPMF 2 · Département Psychologie

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January 2012 - present
January 2011 - present
Université René Descartes - Paris 5
January 2011 - present
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3

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The aim of our study was to explore the influence of the sensorimotor systems on verbal short-term memory in 6-, 8- and 10-year-old children. For this purpose we manipulated a word property called body-object interaction (BOI). BOI assesses the ease or difficulty with which a human body can physically interact with a word's referent. The children...
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Adolescence is a period of gradual transition from childhood to adulthood. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of being overweight and to study the impact of environmental factors in Morocco in a sample of 190 schoolchildren aged 12–16 years from five schools in the Kenitra urban area. Anthropometric and blood pressure measurement...
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The rise in obesity in many countries has led to the emergence of nutritional information policies that aim to change people's diets. Changing an individual's diet is an ambitious goal, since numerous factors influence a person's food-choice decisions, many of which are made unconsciously. These frequently subconscious processes should not be under...
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The present research was designed to highlight the relation between children's categorical knowledge and their verbal short-term memory (STM) performance. To do this, we manipulated the categorical organization of the words composing lists to be memorized by 5- and 9-year-old children. Three types of word list were drawn up: semantically similar co...
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Kemler Nelson (1984) reported an experiment (Expt 4) intended to demonstrate that the processing of categories evolves with development from a holistic to an analytic mode. Five- and 10-year-old children were asked to learn two categories of schematic faces which were either defined by a single attribute value or structured by overall similarity. A...
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Recent studies in neuroimagery and cognitive psychology support the view of sensory-motor based knowledge: when processing an object concept, neural systems would re-enact previous experiences with this object. In this experiment, a conceptual switching cost paradigm derived from Pecher, Zeelenberg, and Barsalou (2003, 2004) was used to investigate...
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Embodied views of cognition propose that concepts are grounded in sensorimotor experience. Diverse aspects of sensorimotor experience, like action and context information, could play a key role in the formation and processing of manipulable object concepts. Specifically, contextual information could help to link specific actions experienced with di...
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Previous behavioral data suggest that the salience of taxonomic (e.g., hammer-saw) and thematic (e.g., hammer-nail) conceptual relations depends on object categories. Furthermore, taxonomic and thematic relations would be differentially grounded in the sensory-motor system. Using a picture matching task, we asked adult participants to identify taxo...
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Research on kinds of concepts indicates that children use perceptual and functional information differently to form natural and artifact concepts. Beyond object domain, object manipulability appears to be a decisive factor in adult conceptual processing. Thus, the effect of object manipulability on conceptual processing was tested in 5- and 7-year-...
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Plusieurs cheminements pourraient être impliqués dans le développement de la catégorisation. Des données récentes suggèrent des modes de constructions des catégories taxonomiques différenciés selon les enfants et les situations, notamment le type d’objet. Pour tester cette hypothèse, la capacité à catégoriser les objets naturels et fabriqués au niv...
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The data base BD2I provides the first French norms for children of 274 pictures of objects (150 from Snodgarss and Vanderwart, 1980). Correct picture identification and naming, and identification of taxonomic and thematic associations were evaluated between 3 and 8 years. Verbal justification and strength of the associations were assessed between 4...
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The organization of adults' conceptual knowledge relies on three main factors: semantic domain (natural objects or artifacts), type of property (visual or functional), and specificity level (general or distinctive properties). This study aims at evaluating which object properties are the most sensitive to normal aging. Accessibility of properties w...
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La base de données informatisée BD2I fournit les premières normes françaises chez l’enfant pour 274 images d’objets (150 de Snodgrass et Vanderwart, 1980). L’identification et la dénomination correctes de l’objet ainsi que l’identification d’associations taxonomiques et thématiques ont été testées entre 3 et 8 ans, la justification et la force de c...
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Les connaissances conceptuelles seraient organisees chez l'adulte par le domaine d'appartenance des objets (naturels ou fabriques), le type de proprietes (visuelles ou fonctionnelles) et leur niveau de specificite. Cette recherche vise a evaluer les proprietes les plus sensibles au vieillissement. Leur accessibilite est testee chez des adultes jeun...
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In Morocco, nutritional status or cognitive performance is rarely studied in school age children. Iron deficiency, the major cause of anemia worldwide, is associated with neuro-cognitive impairment in studies reported elsewhere. The aim of this work is to determine the levels of anemia and iron deficiency in Moroccan school children and to look for...
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This research explored the development of children's use of multiple conceptual organizations (thematic, taxonomic) in sorting sets of pictures. Experiment 1 revealed that between 5 and 9 years, two forms of categorical flexibility can be distinguished: response and conceptual flexibility. It appeared that children's multiple sorts do not necessari...
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In Morocco, nutritional status or cognitive performance is rarely studied in school age children. Iron deficiency, the major cause of anemia worldwide, is associated with neuro-cognitive impairment in studies reported elsewhere. The aim of this work is to determine the levels of anemia and iron deficiency in Moroccan school children and to look for...
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When categorization behaviour is compared between young and elderly adults, results usually show a decrease in taxonomic choices along with an increase in thematic choices. This can be interpreted in two ways: a decline in the ability to perceive and use taxonomic relations, or a modification of conceptual preferences with aging related to a bias s...
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A differential approach of concepts formation considers that concepts can derive from similarity and contextual relations, their involvement varying according to individuals and domains. The following experiment was designed to test this differential hypothesis. Session 1 investigated individual differences in 3 year-old children with a matching ta...
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Picture naming has become an important experimental paradigm in cognitive psychology. Young children are more variable than adults in their naming responses and less likely to know the object or its name. A consequence is that the interpretation of the two classical measures used by Snodgrass and Vanderwart (1980) for scoring name agreement in adul...
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The associative strength between target and associates, a factor assumed to be critical but generally not controlled, and the type of conceptual relation (thematic and taxonomic) were manipulated independently in a matching to sample task to determine their respective effects on the matching behaviour of 4- and 6-year-old children. Perceptual simil...
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Two experiments examined the development of flexibility of categorization in children aged from 3 to 5, using a picture-matching task. During a pre-test, spontaneous matches were observed. Children were next presented with a scene aimed at inducing an alternative match. Finally, they were given a post-test identical to the pre-test to assess whethe...
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This paper presents a «pluralistic» approach to cognitive functioning and reports an experiment designed to test it. This approach is called «pluralistic» because it assumes that, in most of situations, subjects have at their disposal several processes likely to fill the same function, and that simultaneous or successive activation of these differe...
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This paper presents a «pluralistic» approach to cognitive functioning and reports an experiment designed to test it. This approach is called «pluralistic» because it assumes that, in most of situations, subjects have at their disposal several processes likely to fill the same function, and that simultaneous or successive activation of these differe...

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