Yves Almecija

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PURPOSE To investigate the nature and extent of oral language difficulties encountered by adults who are functionally illiterate. METHOD Fifty-two men and women identified as functionally illiterate, together with a group of control individuals of comparable age, sex, and socioprofessional background, produced a narrative intended for an absent recipient(More)
We investigated the embodied nature of motor imagery processes through a recent use-dependent plasticity approach, a short-term limb immobilization paradigm. A splint placed on the participants' left-hand during a brief period of 24 h was used for immobilization. The immobilized participants performed two mental rotation tasks (a hand mental rotation task(More)
Recently, it has been demonstrated that sensorimotor representations are quickly updated following a brief period of limb non-use. The present study examined the potential of motor imagery practice (MIP) and investigated the role of motor imagery instructions (kinesthetic vs. visual imagery) to counteract the functional impairment induced by sensorimotor(More)
The present study aimed to assess the role of sentence plausibility in the functional link between action words and visual judgments of point-light human actions. Following the oral presentation of action verbs included in a plausible or implausible sentence, participants were asked to detect the presence of congruent or incongruent biological movements.(More)
The way that incidental affect impacts attitude change brought about by controlled processes has so far been examined when the incidental affective state is generated after dissonance state induction. We therefore investigated attitude change when the incidental mood occurs prior to dissonance state induction. We expected a negative mood to induce(More)
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