Les séminaires ont lieu le quatrième jeudi du mois à 10h dans la salle des thèses du bâtiment Freinet.
28/09/17 : Maria Augustinova (CRFDP, Université de Rouen Normandie)
22/06/17 : "La cyberpsychologie" par Lise Haddouk (CRFDP, Université de Rouen Normandie)
27/04/17 : "Etude neuropsychologique des troubles praxiques et du schéma corporel dans les pathologies neurodégénératives" par Josselin Baumard (CRFDP, Université de Rouen Normandie)
23/03/17 : "Préservation de la communication non-verbale dans la maladie d'Alzheimer" par Virginie Beaucousin (CRFDP, Université de Rouen Normandie) et Désirée Lopis (Laboratoire Cognitions Humaine et Artificielle, Université de Paris X Nanterre - La Défense)
Résumé : "Alzheimer Dementia (AD) is linked to a neuronal degeneration that is to date still uncurable despite huge research progress. Moreover, the psychological support offered to patients and their family during the period between the diagnosis and the institutionalization is scarce compared to the financial issues raised by their life quality decline during this period. This decline is linked to a progressive social withdrawal that follows the installation of cognitive and behavioral impairments.
The goal of this project is (i) to evidence preserved mechanisms necessary to successful communication in patients with AD at the first stages of the disease and (ii) to start investigating how to rely on these preserved processes in order to improve the quality of the patient’s social exchanges while reducing their withdrawal and cognitive decline. Interpersonal interactions heavily rely on the decoding of non-verbal cues that constitutes a basic process for social adaptation. Among others, we will focus on three particular non-verbal cues: emotional prosody, eye contact and odors/fragrances.
Concerning emotional prosody and eye contact, the literature suggests that the processing of these cues could be preserved in patients with early AD and be used to improve the quality of both their social exchange, and their cognitive abilities during social interactions. Concerning odor perception, it is well known that olfactory performances during explicit tasks are impaired very early in AD. However, since odors are emotional cues that could implicitly influence the perception of others and emotional autobiographical memory - that is preserved in AD - we assume that they could be used to create an hedonic context so as to improve social interactions too.
As a first step, we have investigated the preservation of the implicit processing of emotional prosody, eye contact and odors perception in AD patients. Secondly, we have explored the impact of these social non-verbal cues on other cognitive functions such as (i) memory, (ii) attentional processing and (iii) self-consciousness."