Neuroscience, technology, and society

Brain, mind and computer science


Host Department
Department of General Psychology



Research Topic B

Abstract of the proposed UNIPhD research project


Contextual biases have often been discarded as nuisance or a peculiarity, but in recent years they have become a focus of active scientific interest as a potential key to understanding the mechanisms of human vision. However, existing theoretical and computational models are not able to explain all the diverse empirical findings. This project aims to combine behavioral experiments, computational modeling, and neuroscientific methods (high-density electroencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation) to understand why and how contextual biases arise in perception and visual working memory.



Short bio

The field of Ekaterina`s scientific interests includes perception, emotion and neurobiology. Ekaterina mainly focuses on biases of perception. In her research, Ekaterina applies quantitative and qualitative approach, test constructing, interview and focus groups, neurophysiological (EEG, tDCS, TMS) and physiological methods, and visualization. The main awards are the medal for achievements in science (St. Petersburg State University, 2022) and the “Best Bachelor’s thesis” award. Language skills: English (B2), Russian (native).

Topic assigned to
Ekaterina Andriushchenko


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