Research scientist, postgraduate student

Tsvetova Diana

Research interests

Diana is interested in the investigation of acquisition and processing of new concepts of the native language, both at the behavioral and causal (neurophysiological) levels. Additionally, Diana is interested in psychological factors that determine these processes. 

In the Lab

Diana takes part participat in the development of experimental stimuli; conducting experiments using tDCS and EEG; data statistical analysis and results interpretation.


1. Blagovechtchenski, E., Gnedykh, D., Kurmakaeva, D., Mkrtychian, N., Kostromina, S., Shtyrov, Y. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) of Wernicke’s and Broca’s Areas in Studies of Language Learning and Word Acquisition. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2019. – 149, e59159. DOI:  10.3791/59159. 

2. Mkrtychian N., Blagovechtchenski E., Kurmakaeva D., Gnedykh D., Kostromina S. and Shtyrov Y.  Concrete vs. Abstract Semantics: From Mental Representations to Functional Brain Mapping. 2019. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 13:267. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00267.

3. Kostromina S.N., Mkrtychian N.A., Kurmakaeva D.M., Gnedykh D.S. The interrelationship between cognitive control and academic success of first-year students: An interdisciplinary study. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 2017. 10 (4), pp.60-75. DOI:  10.11621/pir.2017.0406.

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