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Articles (depuis 1990)
SCARDIGLI, P., FABRE, J.-C., THINUS-BLANC, C. (1990). The effects of superior colliculus lesions on reactions to novelty in the hamster. Behavioural Brain Research,36,27-32.

THINUS-BLANC, C., SCARDIGLI, P., & BUHOT, M.-C. (1991). The effect of superior colliculus lesions in hamsters : feature detection versus spatial localization. Physiology and Behavior, 49, 1-6.

POUCET, B., LUCCHESSI, H., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1991). What information is used by rats to update choices on the radial arm maze ? Behavioural Processes, 25, 15-26.

THINUS-BLANC, C., SAVE, E., POUCET, B., & BUHOT, M.-C. (1991). The effects of reversible inactivation of hippocampus on exploratory activity and spatial memory. Hippocampus, 1, 363-369.

THINUS-BLANC, C., DURUP, M., & POUCET, B. (1992). The spatial parameters encoded by hamsters during exploration : a further study. Behavioural Processes, 26, 43-57.

SAVE, E., BUHOT, M.-C., FOREMAN, N., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1992). Exploratory activity and response to a spatial change in rats with hippocampal or posterior parietal cortical lesions. Behavioural Brain Research, 47, 113-127.

FOREMAN, N., SAVE, E., THINUS-BLANC, C., & BUHOT, M.-C. (1992). Visually guided locomotion and distractibility in hooded rats with unilateral or bilateral lesions of parietal cortex. Behavioral Neuroscience, 106, 529-538

POUCET, B., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1992). Cognition spatiale et organisation nerveuse. Psychologie Française, 37, 47-54.

POUCET, B., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1992). What spatial behavior are we talking about ? Hippocampus, 2, 335-338.

THINUS-BLANC, C., & FOREMAN, N. (1993). A rapid test of rodent’s vision using a modified open field apparatus. Physiology and Behavior, 53, 1003-1006.

FOREMAN, N., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1993). Reactions to a massive environmental change in rats with collicular lesions. Psychobiology, 21, 203-208.

GRANON, S., VIDAL, C., THINUS-BLANC, C., CHANGEUX, J.-P., & POUCET, B. (1994). Working memory, response selection and effortful processing in rats with medial prefrontal lesions. Behavioral Neuroscience, 108, 883-891.

POUCET, B., THINUS-BLANC, C., & MULLER, R. (1994). Place-cells in the ventral hippocampus of rats. NeuroReport, 5, 2045-2048.

GRANON, S., POUCET, B., THINUS-BLANC, C., CHANGEUX, J.-P., & VIDAL, C. (1995). Nicotinic and muscarinic receptors in the rat prefrontal cortex : differential roles in working memory, response selection and effortful processing. Psychopharmacology, 119, 133-144.

AMMASSARI-TEULE, M., TOZZI, A., ROSSI-ARNAUD, C., SAVE, E., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1996 ). Reactions to saptial and nonspatial change in two inbred strains of mice : further evidence supporting the hippocampal-dysfunction hypothesis in the DBA/2 strain. Psychobiology, 23, 284-289.

GAUNET, F., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1996). Early blind subjects’ spatial abilities in the locomotor space : Exploratory strategies and reaction-to-change performance. Perception, 25, 967-981.

ROSSETTI, Y., GAUNET, F., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1996). Early blindness affects memorization of proprioceptive targets and spatial representations. NeuroReport, 7, 1219-1223.

SAVE, E., GRANON, S., BUHOT, M.C., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1996). Effects of limitations on the use of some visual and kinesthetic information in spatial mapping during exploration in the rat. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 49B, 134-147.

THINUS-BLANC, C., SAVE, E., POUCET, B., & FOREMAN, N. (1996). Effects of parietal cortex lesions on spatial problem solving in the rat. Behavioural Brain Research, 81, 115-121.

THINUS-BLANC, C., SAVE, E., ROSSI-ARNAUD, C., TOZZI, A., & AMMASSARI-TEULE, M. (1996). The differences shown by C57BL/6 and DBA/2 inbred mice in detecting spatial novelty are subserved by a different hippocampal and parietal cortex interplay. Behavioural Brain Research, 80, 33-40.

GAUNET, F., MARTINEZ, J.L., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1997). Early blind subject’s spatial abilities in the manipulatory space : A study of exploratory strategies and reaction to change performance. Perception, 26, 345-366.

THINUS-BLANC, C., & GAUNET, F. (1997). Representation of space in blind persons : Vision as a spatial sense ? Psychological Bulletin, 121, 20-42.

SAVE, E., CRESSANT, A., THINUS-BLANC, C., & POUCET, B. (1998). Spatial firing of hippocampal place cells in blind rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 18, 1818-1826.

SAVE, E., POUCET, B., FOREMAN, N., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1998). The contribution of the associative parietal cortex and hippocampus to spatial processing in rodents. Psychobiology, 26, 153-161.

THINUS-BLANC, C., SAVE, E., & POUCET, B. (1998). The associative parietal cortex and spatial processing in rodents. Compte Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Série III, Sciences de la Vie, 179-183..

AMMASSARI-TEULE, M., SAVE, E., DE MARSANICH, B., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1998). Posterior parietal cortex lesions severely disrupt spatial learning performance in the DBA strain characterized by a genetic hippocampal dysfunction. Behavioural Brain Research, 95, 85-90

LOPEZ, J.C., BROGLIO, C., RODRIGUEZ, F., THINUS-BLANC, C., & SALAS, C. (1999). Multiple spatial learning strategies in goldfish (Carassius auratus). Animal Cognition, 2, 109-120.

GOUTEUX, S., VAUCLAIR, J., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1999). Reaction to spatial novelty and exploratory strategies in baboons. Animal Learning and Behavior, 27(3), 323-332.

PERUCH, P., BOREL, L., GAUNET, F., THINUS-BLANC, C., MAGNAN, J., & LACOUR, M. (1999). Spatial performance of unilateral vestibular defective patients in nonvisual versus visual navigation. Journal of Vestibular Research, 9, 37-47

LOPEZ, J.C., BROGLIO, C., RODRIGUEZ, F., THINUS-BLANC, C., & SALAS, C. (2000). Reversal learning deficit in a spatial task but not in a cued one after telencephalic ablation in goldfish. Behavioural Brain Research, 109, 91-98.

GOUTEUX, S., THINUS-BLANC, C., & VAUCLAIR, J. (2001). Rhesus monkeys use geometric and non geometric information during a reorientation task. Journal of Experimental Psychology : General, 130, 505-519

GOUTEUX, S., VAUCLAIR, J., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (2001). Reorientation in a small-scale environment by 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children. Cognitive Development, 16, 853-869

FELICIAN, O., CECCALDI, M., DIDIC, M., THINUS-BLANC, C. & PONCET, M. (2003) Pointing to body parts : a double dissociation study. Neuropsychologia, 41, 1307-1316

CHABANNE, V., PERUCH, P., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (2003). Virtual to real transfer of spatial learning in a complex environment : The role of path network and additionnal features. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 3, 43-59.

CHABANNE, V., PERUCH, P., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (2004). Sex differences and women’s hormonal cycle effects on spatial performance in a virtual environment navigation task. Current Psychology of Cognition, 22, 351-375.

CHABANNE, V., PÉRUCH, P., DENIS, M., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (2004). Mental scanning of images constructed from visual experience or verbal descriptions : The impact of survey versus route perspective. Imagination, Cognition and Personnality, 23, 163-171.

TOMMASI, L., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (2004). Generalization in place learning and geometry knowledge in rats. Learning & Memory, 11, 153-161.

VARGAS, J. P., LÓPEZ, J.C., SALAS, C., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (2004). Encoding of geometric and featural spatial information by Goldfish. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 118, 206-216.

PÉRUCH, P., CHABANNE, V., NESA, M.P., THINUS-BLANC, C., & DENIS. M. (2006) Comparing distances in mental images constructed from visual experience or verbal descriptions : The impact of survey versus route perspective. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 11, 1950-1967.

LATINI-CORAZZINI, L., THINUS-BLANC, C., NESA, M.-P,.GEMINIANI, G. C., PERUCH, P. (2008 ) Differentiated forgetting rates of spatial knowledge in humans in the absence of repeated testing. Memory, 16, 678-688.CHAUVIÈRE, L.,

RAFRAFI, N., THINUS-BLANC, C., BARTOLOMEI, F., ESCLAPEZ, M. & BERNARD, C. (2009) Early deficits in spatial memory and theta rhythm in experimental temporal lobe epilepsy. Journal of Neuroscience, 29, 5402-5410.

LATINI-CORAZZINI, L., NESA, M.P., CECCALDI, M., GUEDJ, E., THINUS-BLANC , C., CAUDA, F., DAGATA, F. & PÉRUCH, P. (2010). Route and survey processing of topographical memory during navigation. Psychological Research, 74, 545-559

REGNER, I., SMEDING, A., GIMMIG, D., THINUS-BLANC, C., MONTEIL, J.-M., & HUGUET, P. (2010). Individual differences in working memory moderate stereotype threat effects. Psychological Science, 21, 1646-1648.

Chapitres d’ouvrages (depuis 1990)
THINUS-BLANC, C., SAVE, E., BUHOT, M.-C., POUCET, B. (1990). The hippocampus exploratory activity and spatial memory. In J. Paillard (Ed.), Brain and Space, J. Paillard (Ed.), Oxford University, 334-352.

THINUS-BLANC, C., (1992). Mémoire spatiale distribuée. In Percevoir, raisonner, agir. Articulation de modèles cognitifs. Actes du 5ème colloque de l’ARC. Vandoeuvre : CRIN, 145-157.

PAILHOUS, J., THINUS-BLANC, C. (1994). Locomotion et espace des déplacements. In M. Richelle, J. Requin, M. Robert (Eds), Traité de Psychologie Expérimentale, (Vol 1, pp. 729-775). Paris : PUF.

THINUS-BLANC, C. (1995). A model of animal spatial cognition. In H. Roitblatt & J.A. Meyer (Eds.), Comparative Approach to Cognition,.Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, pp. 326-345.

GAUNET, F., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1995). Exploratory patterns and reactions to spatial change : the role of early visual experience. In B.G. Bardy, R.J. Bootsma, & Y. Guiard (Eds.), Studies in perception and action III (pp. 351-354). Mahwah, NJ : Erlbaum.

GAUNET, F., PÉRUCH, P., GIRAUDO, M.D., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1995). From virtual to actual space : transfer of spatial informations. In Proceedings of the 4th International Days of Virtual and Actual World Interfaces (pp. 297-304).

PÉRUCH, P. GAUNET, F., GIRAUDO, M.D., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1995). Encoding of spatial information during navigation in simulated environment. In B.G. Bardy, R.J. Bootsma, & Y. Guiard (Eds.), Studies in perception and action III (pp. 225-228). Mahwah, NJ : Erlbaum.

POUCET, B., BENHAMOU, S., THINUS-BLANC, C., & MULLER, R.U. (1995). Spatial representations in mammals as topological networks. In H. Cruse, J. Dean, & H. Ritter (Eds.), Prerational intelligence (Vol. 8, pp. 65-76). Bielefeld, Germany : ZIF Series.

THINUS-BLANC, C. (1995). Animal spatial cognition. In H. Roitblatt & J.A. Meyer (Eds.), Comparative approach to cognition (pp. 326-345). Cambridge, MA : MIT Press.

BOREL, L., PERUCH, P., GAUNET, F., THINUS-BLANC, C., MAGNAN, J., CHAYS, A., & LACOUR, M. (1998). Système vestibulaire et représentation interne de l’environnement. In M. Lacour (Ed.), Posture et équilibre. Entrées sensorielles, méthodes d’exploration et applications (pp. 41-54). Montpellier : Sauramps Médical.

SAVE, E., POUCET, B., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (1998). Landmark use and the cognitive map in the rat. In S. Healy (Ed.), Spatial representation in animals (pp. 119-132). Oxford : Clarendon.

THINUS-BLANC, C., SAVE, E., & POUCET, B. (1998). Animal spatial cognition and exploration. In N. Foreman & R. Gillett (Eds.), Interacting with the environment : a handbook of spatial research paradigms and methodologies (pp. 59-86). Hove : Psychology Press.

THINUS-BLANC, C., & GAUNET, F. (1999). Spatial processing in animals and humans : The organizing function of representations for information gathering. In R.G. Golledge (Ed.), Wayfinding behavior : Cognitive mapping and other spatial processes (pp. 294-307). Baltimore, MD : The Johns Hopkins Press.

POUCET, B., BENHAMOU, S., THINUS-BLANC, C., & MULLER, R.U. (1999). Spatial representations in mammals as topological networks. In H. Cruse, J. Dean, & H. Ritter (Eds.), Prerational intelligence in strategies, high-level processes and collective behavior. Kluwer Academic Press.

PERUCH, P., GAUNET, F., THINUS-BLANC, C., & LOOMIS, J. (2000). Understanding and learning virtual spaces. In R.M. Kitchin & S. Freundschuh (Eds.), Cognitive mapping : Past, present and future (pp. 108-124). London : Routledge.

PERUCH, P., BELINGARD, L., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (2000). Transfer of spatial knowledge from virtual to real environments. In C. Freksa, W. Brauer, C. Habel & K.F. Wender (Eds.), Spatial Cognition II. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (pp. 253-264). Berlin : Springer

THINUS-BLANC, C., CHABANNE, V., TOMMASI, L., PÉRUCH, P., & VAUCLAIR, J. (2010). The encoding of geometry in various vertebrate species. In F. Dolins & R. Mitchell (Eds.), Spatial perception, spatial cognition (pp.99-116). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.


THINUS-BLANC, C. (1996).« Animal Spatial Cognition. Behavioral and Neural Approaches ». World Scientific Pub., Singapour. 260 p.







Edition d’ouvrages
ELLEN, P., & THINUS-BLANC, C. (Eds.) (1987). Cognitive processes and spatial orientation in animal and man. Volume I : Experimental animal psychology and ethology. Volume II : Neurophysiology and developmental aspects. Dordrecht, Neth. : Martinus Nijhoff.

THINUS-BLANC, C. & BULLIER, J. (Eds.) Agir dans l’espace. (2005). Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris