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The present study provides affective norms for a large corpus of French words (N = 1,031) that were rated on emotional valence and emotional arousal by 469 French young adults. Ratings were made using the Self-Assessment Manikin (Lang, 1980). By combining evaluations of valence and arousal, and including ratings provided by male and female young adults,(More)
The present study provides a French child database containing a large corpus of words (N = 600) that were rated on emotional valence (positive, neutral, and negative) by French children differing in both age (5, 7, and 9 years old) and sex (girls and boys). Good response reliability was observed in each of the three age groups. The results showed some age(More)
Two types of cerebellar mutant mice (staggerer and lurcher) were evaluated during 5-day acquisition of a spatial learning task in a Z-maze filled with water. Although the number of errors and escape latencies decreased in normal mice, the acquisition of the cerebellar mutants was impaired but not abolished. These results indicate that the cerebellum has a(More)
We investigated the role of visual experience and visual imagery in the processing of two-dimensional (2-D) tactile patterns. The performance of early-blind (EB), late-blind (LB), and blindfolded sighted (S) adults in the recognition of 2-D raised-line patterns was compared. We also examined whether recognition of 2-D tactile patterns depends on the type of(More)
In the four experiments reported here, we examined the role of word pleasantness on immediate serial recall and immediate serial recognition. In Experiment 1, we compared verbal serial recall of pleasant and neutral words, using a limited set of items. In Experiment 2, we replicated Experiment 1 with an open set of words (i.e., new items were used on every(More)
This study investigates the role of acquisition constraints on the short-term retention of spatial configurations in the tactile modality in comparison with vision. It tests whether the sequential processing of information inherent to the tactile modality could account for limitation in short-term memory span for tactual-spatial information. In addition,(More)
  • Catherine Monnier, Jean-Marie Roulin, Monnier Catherine, Jean-Marie À La, Résumé Résumé Baddeley
  • 2016
Looking for the visuo-spatial sketchpad in working memory. Baddeley (1990), in his working memory model, defines the visuo-spatial sketchpad (vssp) as the memory slave system which is responsible for storing visuo-spatial information and for creating and manipulating mental images. The purpose of this paper is to survey and to criticize the principal works(More)
The behavior of lurcher mice, a mutant with degeneration of cerebellar cells, was compared to that of normal mice for three days in two tests of exploration; an elevated (+)-maze and a 4 x 4 hole-board. In the elevated (+)-maze, lurcher mutants visited fewer closed arms than normal mice only on the first test day. Lurcher mutants were slower to emerge from(More)