Rethinking physical and rehabilitation medicine

New technologies induce new learning strategies

  • Jean-Pierre Didier
  • Emmanuel Bigand

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Learning And Education Into Rehabilitation Strategy

  3. Implicit Learning: A Basic Learning Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Emmanuel Bigand, Charles Delbé
      Pages 95-110
    3. A. Vinter, Sébastien Pacton, Arnaud Witt, Pierre Perruchet
      Pages 111-127
    4. Michel Barat, Jean-Michel Mazaux, Pierre-Alain Joseph, Patrick Dehail
      Pages 149-168
  4. Learning, Medical Training, and Rehabilitation Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Jean -Michel Boucheix, Elodie Bonnetain, Christophe Avena, Marc Freysz
      Pages 171-191
    3. Françoise Rochette, Emmanuel Bigand
      Pages 193-201
    4. Evelyne Klinger, Patrice L. Weiss, Pierre-Alain Joseph
      Pages 203-221

About this book


“Reeducation” consists in training people injured either by illness or the vagaries of life to achieve the best functionality now possible for them. Strangely, the subject is not taught in the normal educational curricula of the relevant professions. Reeducation thus tends to be developed anew with each patient, without recourse to knowledge of what such training, or assistance in such training, might be. However, new paradigms of reeducation are in fact possible today, thanks to advances in cognitive science and the development of new technologies such as virtual reality and robotics. In turn, they lead to the rethinking of the procedures of physical medicine, as well as of reeducation.

The present book addresses primarily those professionals involved in reeducation: the clinician, kinestherapist, ergotherapist, speech therapist, psychometrician, clinical psychologist, and neuropsychologist. More generally, it addresses also those in occupations in physical rehabilitation and in both primary and ongoing education.

The first part looks anew at reeducation in the context of both international classifications of functionality, handicap, and health and the concept of normality. The second part highlights the function of implicit memory in reeducation. And the last part, illustrated by practical examples, shows the integration of new cognition technologies in the new paradigms of reeducation.

By its combination of theoretical approach and practical application, the work offers new therapeutic routes toward a better and more integrated functionality for the patient.


cognition cognitive science education explicit learning implicit learning memory memory disorder neuropsychology physiotherapy psychology rehabilitation training in physical medicine & rehabilitation

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Didier
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Bigand
    • 2
  1. 1.médecine physique et de réadaptationUniversité de Bourgogne Pôle de rééducation-réadaptationDijon Cedex
  2. 2.LEAD UMR 5022 CNRS Pôle AAFE Esplanade ErasmeInstitut universitaire de France/Université de BourgogneDijon Cedex

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Paris 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-2-8178-0033-2
  • Online ISBN 978-2-8178-0034-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1768-529X
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