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Kandana arachchige Kendra

Université de Mons - UMONS > Faculté de Psychologie et des Sciences de l'Education > Service d'Orthopédagogie clinique

Université de Mons - UMONS > Faculté de Psychologie et des Sciences de l'Education > Service de Psychologie cognitive et Neuropsychologie


Main Research Fields
Theoretical & cognitive psychology
Neurosciences & behavior
Main Keywords
Attention; Communication; Depression · Elderly · Cognition · Dementia · Comorbidity; executive function; Experimental and Cognitive Psychology;
Main Unit & Research Centers
CREMH - Mind & Health
CIPSE - Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Psychophysiologie et Electrophysiologie de la cognition
UMHAP - Centre de Recherche UMONS-Ambroise Paré
Main Co-authors
Lefebvre, Laurent 
Rossignol, Mandy 
Simoes Loureiro, Isabelle 
Blekic, Wivine 
Wauthia, Erika 

Publications (total 39)

The most downloaded
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Blekic, W., Wauthia, E., Simoes Loureiro, I., Kandana Arachchige, K., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (01 December 2019). Etude factorielle exploratoire de la version française de l'Echelle de Contrôle Attentionnel: liens avec les symptômes d'anxiété et de dépression. Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive, XXIV (3), 13-22. https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12907/3610
The most cited
6 citations (Scopus®)
Rinaldi, R., Radian, V., Rossignol, M., Kandana Arachchige, K., & Lefebvre, L. (01 October 2017). Thinking about one's feelings : Association between alexithymia and cognitive styles in a nonclinal population. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 205 (10), 812-815. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000721 https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12907/8414

Blekic, W., Wauthia, E., Simoes Loureiro, I., Kandana Arachchige, K., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (In press). Étude factorielle exploratoire de la version française de l'Échelle de Contrôle Attentionnel : liens avec les symptômes d'anxiété et de dépression. Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive.
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Kandana Arachchige, K., Holle, H., Rossignol, M., Simoes Loureiro, I., & Lefebvre, L. (2022). High verbal working memory load impairs gesture-speech integration. Gesture. doi:10.1075/gest.20028.kan
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Laiacona, R., Olivier Mairesse, Kandana Arachchige, K., & Simoes Loureiro, I. (03 June 2022). Attentional, memory and executive specificities in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS): a neuropsychological approach. Poster session presented at BAPS- Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences.
Peer reviewed

Blekic, W., Bellaert, N., Lecomte, N., Kandana Arachchige, K., Mélot, H., & Rossignol, M. (2022). Cognitive flexibility and attentional patterns among trauma survivors: preliminary evidence from an eye-tracking study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.
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Bellaert, N., Blekic, W., Kandana Arachchige, K., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (27 January 2022). French Adaptation of the Brief Irritability Test: Factor Structure, Psychometric Properties, and Relationship with Depressive Symptoms. Psychologica Belgica, 62(1), 47-61.
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Kandana Arachchige, K., Blekic, W., Simoes Loureiro, I., & Lefebvre, L. (30 November 2021). Covert attention to gestures is sufficient for information uptake. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1-12.
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Invernizzi, S., Simoes Loureiro, I., Kandana Arachchige, K., & Lefebvre, L. (25 November 2021). Late-Life Depression, Cognitive Impairment, and Relationship with Alzheimer's Disease. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 25, 1-11.
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Bellaert, N., Blekic, W., Kandana Arachchige, K., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (08 September 2021). French Adaptation of the Brief Irritability Test: Factor Structure, Psychometric Properties, and Relationship with Depressive Symptoms. Poster session presented at 51th EABCT Congress, September 8-11 2021, Belfast, Belfast, Ireland.

Kandana Arachchige, K., Blekic, W., Simoes Loureiro, I., & Lefebvre, L. (04 June 2021). Working memory performances do not seem to correlate with attentional behavior for iconic gestures in speech comprehension: preliminary results. Poster session presented at 46th Annual conference, Psychology and the Brain online (PuG) 4-6 juin 2021, Germany.

Bellaert, N., Blekic, W., Kandana Arachchige, K., Rossignol, M., & Lefebvre, L. (28 May 2021). French adaptation of the Brief Irritability Test: Factor Structure, Psychometric Properties, and Relationship with Associated Constructs. Poster session presented at BAPS 2021 - Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences', UCLouvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, May 2021, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.

Blekic, W., Wauthia, E., Kandana Arachchige, K., Vandenbol, M., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (26 May 2021). Are angry faces found more quickly within trauma-survivors with and without PTSD? An eye-tracking study. Poster session presented at BAPS 2021 - Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences', UCLouvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, May 2021, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.

Kandana Arachchige, K., Simoes Loureiro, I., Blekic, W., Rossignol, M., & Lefebvre, L. (29 April 2021). The Role of Iconic Gestures in Speech Comprehension: An Overview of Various Methodologies. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1-15.
Peer reviewed

Blekic, W., Wauthia, E., Kornacka, M., Kandana Arachchige, K., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (26 April 2021). Eye-tracking exploration of inhibitory control in post-traumatic stress disorder: an emotional antisaccade paradigm. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12 (1), 1-8. doi:10.1080/20008198.2021.1909281
Peer reviewed

Blekic, W., Kandana Arachchige, K., Wauthia, E., Simoes Loureiro, I., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (25 January 2021). Affective ratings of pictures related to interpersonal situations. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1-8.
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Blekic, W., Wauthia, E., Kandana Arachchige, K., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (2020). L'état de stress post-traumatique impacte-t-il les fonctions d'inhibition et de flexibilité au-delà de la seule exposition à un trauma ? Une revue systématique de la littérature. Canadian Psychology.
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Kandana Arachchige, K., Simoes Loureiro, I., & Lefebvre, L. (22 September 2020). Investigating the temporality of gesture/speech integration with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: building of a study. Poster session presented at Brainbox Initiative Conference (BBI) - 22-25 septembre 2020, Londres, United Kingdom.

Kandana Arachchige, K., Holle, H., Rossignol, M., Simoes Loureiro, I., & Lefebvre, L. (01 September 2020). The role of verbal working memory in gesture/speech integration: The need of taking individual differences into account. Paper presented at Conférence European Symposium on Working Memory (EWoMS-10) 1-3 septembre 2020, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Kandana Arachchige, K., Simoes Loureiro, I., Blekic, W., Rossignol, M., & Lefebvre, L. (07 May 2020). Verbal working memory capacity affects gesture/speech integration: preliminary results. Paper presented at International Confenrence on Multimodal Communication (ICMC)7-10 mai 2020, Osnabrück, Germany.

Blekic, W., Wauthia, E., Simoes Loureiro, I., Kandana Arachchige, K., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (01 December 2019). Etude factorielle exploratoire de la version française de l'Echelle de Contrôle Attentionnel: liens avec les symptômes d'anxiété et de dépression. Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive, XXIV (3), 13-22.
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Lefebvre, L., Basaglia-Pappas, S., Kandana Arachchige, K., Bernard, L., Rossignol, M., & Simoes Loureiro, I. (22 September 2019). Language and executive functions in primary progressive aphasia. Poster session presented at IBRO 2019-The 10th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience. 21-25 September, Daegu, South Korea.

Simoes Loureiro, I., Gerin, K., Rendon De La Cruz, A., Kandana Arachchige, K., Rossignol, M., & Lefebvre, L. (05 September 2019). Impact of depression on semantic processing in alzheimer's disease : results from an affective priming paradigm. Poster session presented at 7th Meeting of the Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (FESN), Milan, Italy.

Kandana Arachchige, K., Simoes Loureiro, I., Rossignol, M., & Lefebvre, L. (02 September 2019). The implication of working memory in gesture/speech integration: Validation study of iconic gesture videos among French speakers. Poster session presented at EuroCogSci - 2-4 septembre 2019, Bochum, Germany.

Simoes Loureiro, I., Miceli, A., Gerin, K., Rendon De La Cruz, A., Kandana Arachchige, K., Rossignol, M., & Lefebvre, L. (14 May 2019). Depression in alzheimer's disease: Impact of the emotional valence of concepts on semantic memory. Poster session presented at Annual Meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (BAPS 2019), Liège, Belgium.

Kandana Arachchige, K., Simoes Loureiro, I., Rossignol, M., & Lefebvre, L. (14 May 2019). Does verbal working memory capacity impact gesture/speech integration ? Building of a study. Poster session presented at Annual Meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (BAPS 2019), Liège, Belgium.

Blekic, W., Wauthia, E., Simoes Loureiro, I., El Bouragui, K., Kandana Arachchige, K., Udoh, M., Veys, L., Taverne, M., Soeffers, I., Messaoudi, Y., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (05 March 2019). Extension de l'International Affective Picture System (IAPS) : validation d'images à caractère violent. Paper presented at Mardi des Chercheurs 2019 (MdC2019), Mons, Belgium.

Kandana Arachchige, K., Simoes Loureiro, I., Blekic, W., Rossignol, M., & Lefebvre, L. (29 November 2018). Le rôle de la mémoire de travail verbale dans l'intégration geste/parole: étude de la validation de paires de vidéos de gestes iconiques. Paper presented at Groupe de contact 'Psycholinguistique & Neurolinguistique, Mons, Belgium.

Blekic, W., Wauthia, E., Simoes Loureiro, I., Kandana Arachchige, K., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (17 November 2018). Validation française de l'Échelle de Contrôle Attentionnel : structure factorielle et liens avec les symptômes d'anxiété et de dépression. Paper presented at 45ème journées scientifiques de l'Association pour l'Etude, la Modification et la Thérapie du Comportement (AEMTC), Mons, Belgium.

Blekic, W., Wauthia, E., Simoes Loureiro, I., Kandana Arachchige, K., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (2018). French validation of the Attentional Control Scale : Factor structure and relationships with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Paper presented at Front. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: Belgian Brain Congress 2018-Belgian Brain Council. doi:10.3389/conf.fnins.2018.95.00050, Liège, Belgium.

Kandana Arachchige, K., Lefebvre, L., Simoes Loureiro, I., Rossignol, M., & Henning, H. (12 October 2018). Do you need a gesture to understand ? Could we understand more when watching than just hearing ? Paper presented at Satellite conference of the Belgian Neuroscience Society, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Simoes Loureiro, I., Spallina, G., Rendon De La Cruz, A., Kandana Arachchige, K., Rossignol, M., & Lefebvre, L. (20 September 2018). Impact de l'inhibition et de l'attention sélective sur la dénomination orale en modalité auditive, visuelle et bimodale dans la maladie d'Alzheimer. Paper presented at Journées Internationales de Neuropsychologie, Fonctions exécutives et pathologies neurodégénératives, Angers, France.

Kandana Arachchige, K., Simoes Loureiro, I., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (29 August 2018). The role of verbal working memory and inhibition in speech/gesture integration. Poster session presented at EWOMS, Pavia, Italy.

Kandana Arachchige, K., Holle, H., Simoes Loureiro, I., Blekic, W., Rossignol, M., & Lefebvre, L. (2018). The effect of verbal working memory load in speech/gesture integration processing. Paper presented at Front. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: Belgian Brain Congress 2018-Belgian Brain Council. doi: Front. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: Belgian Brain Congress 2018-Belgian Brain Council. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnins.2018.95.00043, Liège, Belgium.

Kandana Arachchige, K., & Rossignol, M. (13 October 2017). The moral brain : Electrocortical responses to facial affects of disgust and contempt in an emotional oddball paradigm. Poster session presented at 57th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Vienne , Austria.

Rinaldi, R., Radian, V., Rossignol, M., Kandana Arachchige, K., & Lefebvre, L. (01 October 2017). Thinking about one's feelings : Association between alexithymia and cognitive styles in a nonclinal population. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 205 (10), 812-815. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000721
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Kandana Arachchige, K., Simoes Loureiro, I., & Lefebvre, L. (31 May 2017). Impact of iconic on speech comprehension and link to inhibition difficulties in mild and moderate Alzheimer's patients. Poster session presented at Annual Meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Science (BAPS), Bruxelles, Unknown/unspecified.

Blekic, W., Kandana Arachchige, K., Wauthia, E., & Rossignol, M. (16 March 2017). Neural mechanisms of encoding and maintenance of emotional faces in social anxiety disorder : An ERP study with an N-back task. Poster session presented at La recherche en commun : journée scientifique de la relève en recherche en santé mentale, Montréal, Canada.

Blekic, W., Kandana Arachchige, K., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (2016). Neural mechanisms of encoding and maintenance of emotional faces in social anxiety disorder : an ERT study with an N-back task. Paper presented at 6th Belgian Brain Congress - 8 octobre 2016, Mons, Belgium.

Kandana Arachchige, K., Blekic, W., Lefebvre, L., & Rossignol, M. (2016). Electrophysiological evidence for a deficit in distinguishing facial expressions of contempt and disgust in social anxiety disorder. Paper presented at 6th Belgian Brain Congress - 8 octobre 2016, Mons, Belgium.

Elosegi, J. A., & Kandana Arachchige, K. (08 October 2016). Proteins and neurodegenerative diseases. Paper presented at 6th Belgian Brain Congress - 8 octobre 2016, Mons, Belgium.

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