CHARGE DE RECHERCHE EPST - CNRS Researcher (section 26), PhD and Habilitation in Cognitive Psychology


CHARGE DE RECHERCHE EPST - CNRS Researcher (section 26), PhD and Habilitation in Cognitive Psychology


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    • Decroix, J.*, Borgomaneri, S., Kalénine, S., & Avenanti, A. (in press). State-dependent TMS of inferior frontal and parietal cortices highlights integration of grip configuration and functional goals during action recognition. Cortex.
    • Decroix, J.*, Roger, C., Kalénine, S. (2020). Neural dynamics of grip and goal integration during the processing of others' actions with objects: An ERP study. Scientific Reports,10(1):5065. DOI:10.1038/s41598-020-61963-7

  • Merck, C., Noël, A., Jamet, E., Robert, M., Salmon, A., Belliard, S., & Kalénine, S. (2020). Overreliance on thematic knowledge in semantic dementia: Evidence from an eye-tracking paradigm. Neuropsychology, 34(3), 331–349.DOI: 10.1037/neu0000616


  • Ruotolo, F., Kalénine, S., & Bartolo, A. (2019). Activation of manipulation and function knowledge during visual search for objects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception Performance, 46(1): 66-90. DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000696
  • Godard, M*, Wamain, Y. & Kalénine, S. (2019).  Do manufactured and natural objects evoke similar motor information? The case of action priming. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(12):2801-2806DOI:10.1177/1747021819862210.
  • Merck, C. Noël, A., Jamet, E. Robert, M. Hou, C. Salmon, A. Belliard, S. & Kalénine, S. (2019). Identification of taxonomic and thematic relationships: do the two semantic systems have the same status in semantic dementia? Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology,41(9):946-964. DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2019.1641186.
  • Decroix, J.* & Kalénine, S. (2019). What first drives visual attention during the recognition of object-directed actions? The role of kinematics and goal information. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-019-01784-7. 


  • Decroix, J.*, & Kalénine, S. (2018). Timing of grip and goal activation during action perception: a priming study. Experimental Brain Research, 236(8), 2411-2426. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-018-5309-0. 
  • Wamain, Y., Sahaï, A.*, Decroix, J.* Coello, Y., & Kalénine, S. (2018). Conflict between gesture representations extinguishes μ rhythm desynchronization during manipulable object perception: An EEG study.  Biological Psychology, 132, 202-211. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.12.004. 
  • Roux-Sibilon A.*, Kalénine, S., Pichat, C., & Peyrin, C. (2018). Dorsal and ventral stream contribution to the paired-object affordance effect. Neuropsychologia. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.03.007.


  • Kalénine, S. (2016). Interactive Experiences Shape the Perception of an Artistic Performance: Evidence from Eye Movements and Physiological Measures. In Z. Kapoula & M. Vernet (Eds), Aesthetics and Neuroscience. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-46233-2
  • Collette, C.*, Bonnotte, I., Jacquemont, C.*, Kalénine, S., & Bartolo, A. (2016). The Development of Object Function and Manipulation Knowledge: Evidence from a Semantic Priming Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1239. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01239.
  • Kalénine, S. & Buxbaum, L. (2016). Thematic knowledge, artifact concepts, and the left posterior temporal lobe: Where action and object semantics converge. Cortex, 82,164-78. DOI:10.1016/j.cortex.2016.06.008
  • Kalénine, S., Wamain, Y., Decroix, J.* & Coello, Y. (2016). Conflict between object structural and functional affordances in peripersonal space. Cognition, 155, 1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2016.06.006.
  • Pluciennicka, E.,* Coello, Y., & Kalénine, S. (2016). Development of implicit processing of thematic and functional similarity relations during manipulable artifact object identification: Evidence from eye-tracking in the Visual World Paradigm. Cognitive Development, 38, 75-88. DOI:10.1016/j.cogdev.2016.02.001
  • Pluciennicka, E.,* Wamain, Y., Coello, Y., & Kalénine, S. (2016). Impact of action primes on implicit processing of thematic and functional similarity relations: Evidence from eye-tracking. Psychological Research,80(4), 566-80. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-015-0674-9


  • Kalénine, S. & Buxbaum, L. (2015). Role of action in conceptual object representation and organization. In Y. Coello & M. Fischer (Eds), Foundations of embodied cognition: Conceptual and Interactive Embodiment. Hove: Psychology Press.
  • Wamain, Y., Pluciennicka, E.,* & Kalenine, S. (2015). A saw is first identified as an object used on wood: ERP evidence for temporal differences between thematic and functional similarity relations. Neuropsychologia, 71: 28-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.02.034. 
  • Kalenine, S. (2015). Mouvements oculaires et représentations sémantiques d’objets. Dans D. Dubuisson et S. Raux (Eds), A perte de vue -  Les nouveaux paradigmes du visuel. Dijon, France: Presses du Réel.


  • Wamain, Y., Pluciennicka, E.,* & Kalenine, S. (2014). Temporal Dynamics of action perception: Differences on ERP evoked by Object-Related and Non-Object-Related Actions. Neuropsychologia, 63, 249-258. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.08.034. 
  • Pluciennicka, E.,* Coello, Y., & Kalénine, S. (2014). Dissociation des relations thématiques et des relations de similarité fonctionnelle entre objets: Données issues des propriétés générées à partir de 100 concepts d'objets fabriqués manipulables. L'année Psychologique. FirstView, 1-18. Norms available here. DOI:
  • Wamain Y., Pluciennicka E.,* & Kalénine S. (2014). Neurophysiological Correlates of Thematic and Functional Knowledge Activation during Object Conceptual Processing. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1748-1753). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Kalénine, S., Shapiro, A.D., Flumini, A.* Borghi, A.M., & Buxbaum, L.J. (2014). Visual context modulates potentiation of grasp types during semantic object categorization. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(3), 645-651. DOI: 10.3758/s13423-013-0536-7.


  • Kalénine, S., Shapiro, A.D., & Buxbaum, L.J. (2013). Dissociations of action means and outcome processing in left-hemisphere stroke. Neuropsychologia, 51(7), 1224-1233. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.03.017
  • Kalénine, S., Cheam, C.,* Izard, V. & Gentaz, E. (2013). Adults and 5-year-old children draw rectangles and triangles around a prototype but not in the golden ratio. British Journal of Psychology, 104(3), 400-412. DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8295.2012.02129.x
  • Lee, CL, Middleton, E., Mirman, D., Kalénine, S., & Buxbaum, L. (2013). Incidental and Context-Responsive Activation of Structure-and Function-Based Action Features During Object Identification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(1), 257-270. DOI: 10.1037/a0027533


  • Kalénine, S., Mirman, D., Middleton, E., & Buxbaum, L. (2012).Temporal Dynamics of Activation of Thematic and Functional Knowledge During Conceptual Processing of Manipulable Artifacts.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38(5):1274-95. DOI: 10.1037/a0027626. 
  • Kalénine, S., Mirman, D., & Buxbaum, L. (2012). A combination of thematic and similarity-based semantic processes confers resistance to deficit following left hemisphere stroke. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6:106. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00106


  • Ambrosi, S.*, Kalénine, S., Blaye, A., & Bonthoux, F. (2011). Modality switching cost during property verification by 7 years of age. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35(1), 78-83. DOI: 10.1177/0165025410371603 
  • Kalénine, S., Pinet, L., & Gentaz, E. (2011). The visuo-haptic and haptic exploration of geometrical shapes increases preschoolers’ recognition of geometrical shapes.International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35(1), 18-26. DOI: 10.1177/0165025410367443


  • Kalenine, S., Buxbaum, L.J., & Coslett, H.B. (2010). Critical brain regions for action recognition: lesion-symptom mapping in left hemisphere stroke. Brain, 133(11), 3269-80. DOI:10.1093/brain/awq210
  • Buxbaum, L. J., & Kalenine, S. (2010). Action knowledge, visuomotor activation, and embodiment in the two action systems. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 1191(1). DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2010.05447.x


  • Kalénine, S., Peyrin, C., Pichat, C., Segebarth, C., Bonthoux, F. & Baciu, M. (2009). The sensory-motor specificity of taxonomic and thematic conceptual relations: A behavioral and fMRI study. Neuroimage, 44, 1152-1162. DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.09.043
  • Kalénine, S., Bonthoux, F. & Borghi, A.M. (2009). How action and context priming influence categorization: a developmental study. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 27, 717-730. DOI:10.1348/026151008X369928
  •  Kalénine, S. (2009). Le rôle de l’action dans l’accès aux concepts d’objets. Apport de la neuropsychologie et des neurosciences cognitives. Revue de Neuropsychologie, 1(2), 1-9. DOI: 110.3917/rne.012.0150


  • Kalénine, S., & Bonthoux, F. (2008). Object manipulability affects children and adults' conceptual processing. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 667-672. DOI: 10.3758/PBR.15.3.66 


  • Bonthoux, F. & Kalénine, S. (2007). Preschoolers’ superordinate taxonomic categorization as a function of individual processing of visual vs. contextual/functional information and object domain. Cognitie, Creier & Comportament/Cognition, Brain & Behavior, 11, 713-731.
  • Kalénine, S., Garnier, C., Bouisson, K., & Bonthoux, F. (2007). Le développement de la catégorisation: L’impact différencié de deux types d’apprentissage en fonction des catégories d’objets, naturels ou fabriqués. Psychologie et Education, 1, 33-45.
  • Kalénine, S. & Bonthoux, F. (2007). Adults differently process taxonomic and thematic semantic relations according to object kinds.  Proceedings of the 17th European Cognitive Science Conference, Delphi, Greece (pp.95-100).
  • Kalénine, S. & Bonthoux, F. (2007). La construction des concepts d’objets à 3-4 ans en fonction du type d’objet et des différences interindividuelles. Acte de congrès des XVIIème Journées de Psychologie Différentielle, 19-21 Septembre, Paris, France.


  • Kalénine, S., & Bonthoux, F. (2006). The formation of living and non-living superordinate concepts as a function of individual differences. Current Psychology Letters, 19(2).
  • Roll-Carpentier, N., Bonthoux, F., & Kalénine, S. (2006). Vieillissement de l’organisation conceptuelle : accès aux propriétés des objets naturels et fabriqués. L’Année Psychologique, 106, 27-47.