Research scientist, postgraduate student.
Ekaterina’s scientific interests include neuro-linguistics, psycholinguistics, the psychology of reading and understanding. In her own research work Ekaterina focuses on the cognitive processing of texts of modern formats by readers. She explores the mechanisms of building a holistic mental representation on the base of information units of different modality by using iconic texts (comprising both verbal and image elements). Ekaterina is interested in the mechanisms of cognitive processing of different types information, processes of verbal-to-imagery conversion and building a mental representation of the text during reading. She also focuses on the issue of the role of individual intellectual characteristics in the cognitive performance.
In the Lab
Ekaterina takes part in the projects on different types of semantic learning and cross-modal correspondence. Particularly, the set of her tasks includes taking part in the development of the experimental paradigms, collection of the experimental data (using tDCS and EEG methods), preprocessing of the experimental data, communication with the participants of the experiments and taking part in the organization of the laboratories’ events.
- Shcherbakova O.V., Blinova E.N. Ponimanie tekstov raznogo formata: rol’ metakognitivnoj regulyacii [Comprehension of texts of different formats: the role of metacognitive regulation] // The problem of metacognition in cognitive science. Materials of the All-Russian Scientific Conference, Yaroslavl, December 7-9, 2018 / Ed. I.Yu. Vladimirova, S.Yu. Korovkina. – Yaroslavl: YARO RPO, Printing house «Titul» (IP Marenkov A.V.), 2019.- pp. 30-37. (in Russian).
- Blinova E., Shcherbakova O. No more words? Cognitive features of reading verbal texts and infographics // Neurobiology of Speech and Language. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference «Neurobiology of Speech and Language». — St. Petersburg.: Skifiya-print, 2019. – p. 66-67.
- Janyan A., Andriushchenko E., Blinova E., Shtyrov Y., Chan R.W., Shcherbakova O. Attention to different sound features alters the audiovisual correspondence effect // Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference «Neurobiology of Speech and Language». — St. Petersburg.: Skifiya-print, 2019. – p. 87-89.