Biography

Dr Louis Renoult joined UEA as a lecturer in Psychology in September 2013. He completed his PhD at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in 2010 and was a post-doctoral researcher at the Rotman Research Institute (Baycrest, Toronto) and at the University of Ottawa from 2010 to 2013.

His main research focus is the cognitive neuroscience of memory. He uses behavioural as well as functional neuroimaging methods in his research.

Indicative Publications

Renoult, L., Tanguay, A., Beaudry, M., Tavakoli, P., Moscovitch, M., Levine, B., Campbell, K., Davidson, P.S.R. (2016) Personal semantics: Is it distinct from episodic and semantic memory? An electrophysiological study of memory for repeated events and autobiographical facts. Neuropsychologia (special issue: "Functional selectivity in perceptual and cognitive systems – a tribute to Shlomo Bentin").

Renoult, L., Davidson, P.S.R., Schmitz, E., Park, L., Campbell, K., Moscovitch, M., Levine, B. (2015) Autobiographically significant concepts: More episodic than semantic in nature? An electrophysiological investigation of overlapping types of memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27:1, 57-72.

Renoult, L., Davidson, P.S.R., Palombo, D.J., Moscovitch, M., Levine, B. (2012). Personal Semantics: At the crossroads of semantic and episodic memory. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16:11, 550-558 (featured on the cover).

Renoult, L., Wang, X., Calcagno, V., Prévost, M., Debruille, J.B. (2012). From N400 to N300: Variations in the timing of semantic processing with repetition. Neuroimage, 61, 206-215.

Highlighted Publications

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López Zunini, R. A., Renoult, L., Taler, V.

(2017)

N400 Effects of Semantic Richness can be Modulated by Task Demands,

in Neuropsychology

31.

pp. 277-291

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Renoult, L., Kopp, L., Davidson, P. S., Taler, V., Atance, C. M.

(2016)

You’ll change more than I will: Adults’ predictions about their own and others’ future preferences,

in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

69.

pp. 299-309

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(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Tanguay, A., Beaudry, M., Tavakoli, P., Rabipour, S., Campbell, K., Moscovitch, M., Levine, B., Davidson, P. S.

(2016)

Personal semantics: Is it distinct from episodic and semantic memory? An electrophysiological study of memory for autobiographical facts and repeated events in honor of Shlomo Bentin,

in Neuropsychologia

83.

pp. 242-256

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L.

(2016)

Semantic memory: Behavioral, Electrophysiological and Neuroimaging approaches,

in In Neuroscience to Neuropsychology: The study of the human brain (Volume II).

pp. 57-100

ISBN 978-958-57406-8-6

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Davidson, P. S., Schmitz, E., Park, L., Campbell, K., Moscovitch, M., Levine, B.

(2015)

Autobiographically Significant Concepts: More Episodic than Semantic in Nature? An Electrophysiological Investigation of Overlapping Types of Memory,

in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

27.

pp. 57-72

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Davidson, P. S., Palombo, D. J., Moscovitch, M., Levine, B.

(2012)

Personal semantics: at the crossroads of semantic and episodic memory,

in Trends in Cognitive Sciences

16.

pp. 550-558

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Wang, X., Calcagno, V., Prévost, M., Debruille, J. B.

(2012)

From N400 to N300: Variations in the timing of semantic processing with repetition,

in NeuroImage

61.

pp. 206-215

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Wang, X., Mortimer, J., Debruille, J. B.

(2012)

Explicit semantic tasks are necessary to study semantic priming effects with high rates of repetition,

in Clinical Neurophysiology

123.

pp. 741-754

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Rodier, M., Prévost, M., Renoult, L., Lionnet, C., Kwann, Y., Dionne-dostie, E., Chapleau, I., Debruille, J. B.

(2011)

Healthy people with delusional ideation change their mind with conviction,

in Psychiatry Research

189.

pp. 433-439

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Brodeur, M. B., Debruille, J. B., Renoult, L., Prévost, M., Dionne-dostie, E., Buchy, L., Lepage, M.

(2011)

The influence of contour fragmentation on recognition memory: An event-related potential study,

in Brain and Cognition

76.

pp. 115-122

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(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Debruille, J. B.

(2011)

N400-like Potentials and Reaction Times Index Semantic Relations between Highly Repeated Individual Words,

in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

23.

pp. 905-922

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Brodeur, M. B., Lepore, F., Bacon, B. A., Renoult, L., Debruille, J. B.

(2010)

Event-related potentials to overlapping shapes: Effects of saliency and interference,

in Attention, Perception & Psychophysics

72.

pp. 1471-1479

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(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Brodeur, M. B., Debruille, J. B.

(2010)

Semantic processing of highly repeated concepts presented in single-word trials: Electrophysiological and behavioral correlates,

in Biological Psychology

84.

pp. 206-220

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(Published)


Prévost, M., Rodier, M., Renoult, L., Kwann, Y., Dionne-dostie, E., Chapleau, I., Brodeur, M., Lionnet, C., Debruille, J. B.

(2010)

Schizotypal traits and N400 in healthy subjects: Schizotypal traits and N400 in healthy subjects,

in Psychophysiology

pp. no-no

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Debruille, J. B., Renoult, L.

(2009)

Effects of semantic matching and of semantic category on reaction time and N400 that resist numerous repetitions,

in Neuropsychologia

47.

pp. 506-517

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Brodeur, M., Bacon, B. A., Renoult, L., Prévost, M., Lepage, M., Debruille, J. B.

(2008)

On the functional significance of the P1 and N1 effects to illusory figures in the notch mode of presentation,

in PLoS ONE

3.

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Debruille, J. B., Ramirez, D., Wolf, Y., Schaefer, A., Nguyen, T., Bacon, B. A., Renoult, L., Brodeur, M.

(2008)

Knowledge inhibition and N400: A within- and a between-subjects study with distractor words,

in Behavioural Brain Research

1187.

pp. 167-183

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(Article)

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Renoult, L., Prévost, M., Brodeur, M., Lionnet, C., Joober, R., Malla, A., Debruille, J. B.

(2007)

P300 asymmetry and positive symptom severity: A study in the early stage of a first episode of psychosis,

in Schizophrenia Research

93.

pp. 366-373

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(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Roux, S., Riehle, A.

(2006)

Time is a rubberband: neuronal activity in monkey motor cortex in relation to time estimation,

in European Journal of Neuroscience

23.

pp. 3098-3108

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(Article)

(Published)


All Publications

See Highlights

López Zunini, R. A., Renoult, L., Taler, V.

(2017)

N400 Effects of Semantic Richness can be Modulated by Task Demands,

in Neuropsychology

31

(3)

pp. 277-291

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Kopp, L., Davidson, P. S., Taler, V., Atance, C. M.

(2016)

You’ll change more than I will: Adults’ predictions about their own and others’ future preferences,

in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

69

(2)

pp. 299-309

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Tanguay, A., Beaudry, M., Tavakoli, P., Rabipour, S., Campbell, K., Moscovitch, M., Levine, B., Davidson, P. S.

(2016)

Personal semantics: Is it distinct from episodic and semantic memory? An electrophysiological study of memory for autobiographical facts and repeated events in honor of Shlomo Bentin,

in Neuropsychologia

83

pp. 242-256

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L.

(2016)

Semantic memory: Behavioral, Electrophysiological and Neuroimaging approaches,

in In Neuroscience to Neuropsychology: The study of the human brain (Volume II).

pp. 57-100

ISBN 978-958-57406-8-6

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Davidson, P. S., Schmitz, E., Park, L., Campbell, K., Moscovitch, M., Levine, B.

(2015)

Autobiographically Significant Concepts: More Episodic than Semantic in Nature? An Electrophysiological Investigation of Overlapping Types of Memory,

in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

27

(1)

pp. 57-72

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Davidson, P. S., Palombo, D. J., Moscovitch, M., Levine, B.

(2012)

Personal semantics: at the crossroads of semantic and episodic memory,

in Trends in Cognitive Sciences

16

(11)

pp. 550-558

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Wang, X., Calcagno, V., Prévost, M., Debruille, J. B.

(2012)

From N400 to N300: Variations in the timing of semantic processing with repetition,

in NeuroImage

61

(1)

pp. 206-215

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Wang, X., Mortimer, J., Debruille, J. B.

(2012)

Explicit semantic tasks are necessary to study semantic priming effects with high rates of repetition,

in Clinical Neurophysiology

123

(4)

pp. 741-754

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Rodier, M., Prévost, M., Renoult, L., Lionnet, C., Kwann, Y., Dionne-dostie, E., Chapleau, I., Debruille, J. B.

(2011)

Healthy people with delusional ideation change their mind with conviction,

in Psychiatry Research

189

(3)

pp. 433-439

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brodeur, M. B., Debruille, J. B., Renoult, L., Prévost, M., Dionne-dostie, E., Buchy, L., Lepage, M.

(2011)

The influence of contour fragmentation on recognition memory: An event-related potential study,

in Brain and Cognition

76

(1)

pp. 115-122

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Debruille, J. B.

(2011)

N400-like Potentials and Reaction Times Index Semantic Relations between Highly Repeated Individual Words,

in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

23

(4)

pp. 905-922

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brodeur, M. B., Lepore, F., Bacon, B. A., Renoult, L., Debruille, J. B.

(2010)

Event-related potentials to overlapping shapes: Effects of saliency and interference,

in Attention, Perception & Psychophysics

72

(6)

pp. 1471-1479

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Brodeur, M. B., Debruille, J. B.

(2010)

Semantic processing of highly repeated concepts presented in single-word trials: Electrophysiological and behavioral correlates,

in Biological Psychology

84

(2)

pp. 206-220

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Prévost, M., Rodier, M., Renoult, L., Kwann, Y., Dionne-dostie, E., Chapleau, I., Brodeur, M., Lionnet, C., Debruille, J. B.

(2010)

Schizotypal traits and N400 in healthy subjects: Schizotypal traits and N400 in healthy subjects,

in Psychophysiology

pp. no-no

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Debruille, J. B., Renoult, L.

(2009)

Effects of semantic matching and of semantic category on reaction time and N400 that resist numerous repetitions,

in Neuropsychologia

47

(2)

pp. 506-517

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brodeur, M., Bacon, B. A., Renoult, L., Prévost, M., Lepage, M., Debruille, J. B.

(2008)

On the functional significance of the P1 and N1 effects to illusory figures in the notch mode of presentation,

in PLoS ONE

3

(10)

article no. e3505

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Debruille, J. B., Ramirez, D., Wolf, Y., Schaefer, A., Nguyen, T., Bacon, B. A., Renoult, L., Brodeur, M.

(2008)

Knowledge inhibition and N400: A within- and a between-subjects study with distractor words,

in Behavioural Brain Research

1187

pp. 167-183

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Prévost, M., Brodeur, M., Lionnet, C., Joober, R., Malla, A., Debruille, J. B.

(2007)

P300 asymmetry and positive symptom severity: A study in the early stage of a first episode of psychosis,

in Schizophrenia Research

93

(1-3)

pp. 366-373

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Renoult, L., Roux, S., Riehle, A.

(2006)

Time is a rubberband: neuronal activity in monkey motor cortex in relation to time estimation,

in European Journal of Neuroscience

23

(11)

pp. 3098-3108

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

My general interest is in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience of memory and more precisely in the characterization of the similarities, differences, and interactions between the semantic and episodic memory systems.

My research interests span three main areas:

1- Personal semantic memory.
Personal semantics concerns the knowledge we have about our past and about ourselves. These aspects of autobiographical memory have been much less studied than episodic memory processes. The goal of this work is thus to understand if personal semantic memory is a homogeneous and distinct declarative memory system or if this type of knowledge emerges from interactions between the semantic, episodic and self-reference systems (Renoult et al., 2012, 2015, 2016).

2- The structural aspects of conceptual representations.
This part of my research aims to better understand how we extract meaning from stimuli. Our conceptual knowledge is often considered relatively static. I aim to characterize the plasticity of conceptual representations in various contexts and experimental conditions. In previous work, I have looked at semantic processing in relation to contextual novelty (i.e., whether a stimulus is repeated or presented for the first time in an experiment; Debruille & Renoult, 2009; Renoult et al., 2010; Renoult & Debruille, 2011; Renoult et al., 2012). More recent work aims to compare conceptual representations and their elementary attributes in tasks in which meaning has to be explicitly processed and in tasks in which meaning is not task-relevant (e.g., lexical decision tasks; Renoult, Wang, Mortimer and Debruille, 2012; López Zunini, Renoult & Taler, 2016).

3- The neural correlates of subsequent memory over multiple study episodes.
A great deal of what we remember has been experienced or rehearsed several times. Repeated exposure can indeed aid memory encoding considerably, even if mere rehearsal may not be efficient. However, the vast majority of existing studies have had participants study each to-be-remembered item just once. The neurocognitive processes that promote memory formation across multiple study episodes are thus largely unknown. I am thus studying these processes during multiple exposures with the same objects (Renoult, Wang, Calcagno, Prévost, Debruille, 2012), with a particular focus on how different degrees of similarity in neural activity predict memory formation.


Get in touch if you are interested to join the lab.

 

Teaching Interests

PSY-6017B Brain and Cognition

PSY-M451 Cognitive Neuroscience

PSY 3B1Y Research Project

My office hours are between 15:00 and 17:00 on Wednesdays.

Key Responsibilities

Employability director of the School of Psychology

Member of the Equality and Diversity committee of the School of Psychology