Research scientist, Ph.D.

Filippova Margarita

Research interests

Margarita`s scientific interests lies in the area of perception of ambiguous information, and in particular she is interested in perception of dual images. Dual images are drawings that combine two meanings, allowing the receiver to choose which of the two alternative interpretations he or she is aware of. The results of her experiments shows that the unconscious meanings of dual images are not equivalent to the unpresented, but rather they should be called “rejected.” This conclusion can be made since in the experiments the influence of unconscious meaning on consciously made decisions and reactions of the subjects is detected. In addition, dual images are interesting in that with constant objective stimulation our subjective vision changes at some point in time (the phenomenon of perceptual reversal of dual images). Margarita also studies what early processes precede this change, including searching for psychophysiological correlates of the initial rejection of any meanings and the further sudden awareness of them.

In the Lab

Margarita works in a group which is focused on the behavioral and psychophysiological differences between two types of learning: explicit encoding and fast mapping. Her tasks in the group include elaboration of experimental designs, conducting the research and data processing.


  1. Filippova M.G., Kostina D. I. Dynamics of Priming-effect for Subliminally Presented Ambiguous Pictures. Journal of Cognitive Psychology – 2020 – in press.
  2. Kuvaldina M. B., Chetverikov A.A., Odainic A.S, Filippova M.G., Andriyanova N.V. (2019). Implicit learning from one’s mistakes. The negative choice aftereffect. In A. Cleermans, V. Allakhverdov, & M. Kuvaldina (Eds.), Implicit Learning: 50 Years On (pp. 108-132). NJ: Routledge. ISBN 978-1138644304.
  3. Allakhverdov, V. M., Filippova, M. G., Gershkovich, V. A., Karpinskaya, V. Y., Scott, T. V., Vladykina, N. P. (2019). Consciousness, learning, and control: On the path to a theory. In A. Cleermans, V. Allakhverdov, & M. Kuvaldina (Eds.), Implicit Learning: 50 Years On (pp. 71-108). NJ: Routledge. ISBN 978-1138644304.
  4. Shcherbakova O.V., Filippova M.G., Shtyrov Y.Y. Negativnost, svyazannaya s oshibkoy, kak marker neosoznavaemoy chuvstvitelnosti k mnogoznachnosti stimula [Error-related negativity as a marker of unconscious sensitivity to ambiguity]. Zhurnal vyisshey nervnoy deyatelnosti im. IP Pavlova. [Zhurnal vysshei nervnoi deyatelnosti imeni I.P. Pavlova]. – 2019. – Vol. 69(3), рр. 334–338. DOI: 10.1134/S0044467719030146. (In Russian).
  5. Filippova M. G., Shcherbakova O. V., Shtyrov Y. Y. It is not what you think It is: ERP correlates of verbal and non-verbal ambiguity processing. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deyatelnosti im. I.P. Pavlova. – 2019. – Vol. 69(2), рр. 175-186. DOI: 10.1134/S0044467719020060.
  6. Ivanchei I., Begler A., Iamschinina P., Filippova M., Kuvaldina M., Chetverikov A. A different kind of pain: affective valence of errors and incongruence. Cognition and Emotion. – 2018. – Vol. 33(5), pp. 1051-1058. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2018.1520077.
  7. Filippova M. G., Kostina D.I., Mezentseva M.P. Dinamika uznavaniya nezamechennykh znacheniy dvoystvennykh izobrazheniy. [The recognition dynamics for unnoticed meanings of ambiguous figures]. Psikhologicheskii Zhurnal. [Psikhologicheskii Zhurnal]. – 2018. – Vol. 39(3), pp. 44-56. DOI: 10.7868/S0205959218030042.
  8. Chetverikov A., Iamschinina P., Begler A., Ivanchei I., Filippova M., Kuvaldina M. Blame everyone: Error-related devaluation in Eriksen flanker task. Acta Psychologica. – 2017. – Vol. 180, pp. 155-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.09.008.
  9. Shcherbakova O.V., Filippova M.G. Psychophysiological correlates of understanding of ambiguity: Evidence from humor and ambiguous figures// International Journal of Psychophysiology. Proceedings of the 18th World Congress of Psychophysiology (IOP2016) of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP) Havana, Cuba August 31st to September 4th, 2016. V.108. P. 96 – 97.
  10. Filippova, M. G.; Moroshkina, N. V. Osoznavayemaya i neosoznavayemaya mnogoznachnost’: dva vida kognitivnogo kontrolya [Conscious and unconscious ambiguity: two kinds of cognitive control] // SIBIRSKIY PSIKHOLOGICHESKIY ZHURNAL [SIBERIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY] – 2015. – Vol. 56, pp. 37-55. DOI: 10.17223/17267080/56/4.
  11. Allakhverdov, V.M., Gershkovich, V.A., Karpinskaya, V.Y., Moroshkina, N.V., Naumenko, O.V., Tukhtieva, N.H., Philippova, M.G. Evristicheskiy potentsial kontseptsii YA. A. Ponomareva [Heuristic potential of Ya.A. Ponomarev’s conception]. Psikhologicheskii Zhurnal. [Psikhologicheskii Zhurnal]. – 2015. – Vol. 36(6), pp. 24-36.
  12. Chetverikov A.A., Filippova M.G., Chernov R.V. Vliyaniye interpretatsii i uznavaniya ob”yekta na yego affektivnuyu otsenku: utka-belka, vosprinimayemaya kak belka, malo chem otlichayetsya ot belki obychnoy [Influence of Object Interpretation and Recognition on its Affective Ratings: A Squirrel-Duck Perceived as a Squirrel is not Much Different from a Normal Squirrel]. Psikhologiya. Zhurnal vysshey shkoly ekonomiki. [Psychology. The Journal of the Higher School of Economics], 11(1), 66-85. (in Russian).
  13. Chetverikov A., Fillipova M. How to tell a wife from a hat: Affective feedback in perceptual categorization // Acta Psychologica. – 2014. – Vol. 151, pp. 206-213. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.06.012.
  14. Filippova M. G. Does Unconscious Information Affect Cognitive Activity: A Study Using Experimental Priming // The Spanish Journal of Psychology. – 2011 – Vol. 14 (1), pp. 17–33. DOI: 10.5209/rev_SJOP.2011.v14.n1.
  15. Filippova M. Usability of priming effect for research of unconscious content of motivational structure of the personality // Proceedings of XXIX International Congress of Psychology 2008 on CD-ROM. Abstracts 5448.


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