Associate Professor, Faculty of Sport Sciences
University of Poitiers, France
Dr. Cédric Albinet is associate professor in cognitive psychology and behavioral neurosciences at the Department of Exercise Sciences at the University of Poitiers, France and researcher at the CNRS. He held his PhD in Human Movement Science on the effects of physical exercise on the aging of motor learning, at the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) in 2004. After a research stay at the University of Georgia (USA) with Prof. Phil Tomporowski in 2003 (aging and attentional control of movement), he worked at the University Montpellier 1 (France) with Dr. Pierrick Bernard for one year in 2004-2005 (exercise and attentional control of balance in Alzheimer patients). Dr. Albinet currently teaches at the Department of Exercise Sciences and at the Department of Psychology at the graduate and post-graduate level on the effects of exercise on physical, cognitive and brain health in the elderly.
Human aging, exercise, cognitive and cerebral health. Interactions between cognitive (learning, memory, attention, executive functions) and sensorimotor (fine motor control, balance, posture) functions during the course of aging, and exercise effects. Study of attentional and executive functions during normal and pathological aging (Alzheimer Disease, Parkinson Disease). Exploration of neurophysiological correlates by functional NIRS.