Eva Balgova

Eva Balgova
Bangor University · School of Psychology

PhD Candidate

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Citations since 2016
5 Research Items
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Introduction
PhD researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience @Bangor University's Neuroscience of Social and Semantic Cognition Lab, supervised by Dr. Richard Binney. Research interests focused around exploring the link between semantic and social cognition. Works on projects investigating the underlying neural mechanisms of semantic processing of various types of social concepts. The employed methods mainly involve functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
Additional affiliations
October 2018 - present
Bangor University
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
October 2018 - October 2021
Bangor University
Field of study
  • Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience)
September 2017 - September 2018
Bangor University
Field of study
  • Clinical and Health Psychology
September 2013 - June 2017
University of Liverpool
Field of study
  • Psychology (2+2 with a foundation element)

Publications

Publications (5)
Poster
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Currently, there is a lack of consensus on whether brain regions involved in social processing are specialised for that domain or subserve a more general underlying function 1–5. Moreover, the extent to which domain-general systems contribute to social cognition remains unclear. Recently, it has been proposed that the semantic system involved in ex...
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A key challenge for neurobiological models of social cognition is to elucidate whether brain regions are specialised for that domain. In recent years, discussion surrounding the role of anterior temporal regions epitomises such debates; some argue the anterior temporal lobe (ATL) is part of a domain‐specific network for social processing, while oth...
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A key challenge for neurobiological models of social cognition is to elucidate whether brain regions are specialised for that domain. In recent years, discussion surrounding the role of the anterior temporal lobe (ATL) epitomises such debates; some argue it is part of a domain-specific network for social processing, while others claim it is a domai...
Poster
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Many neurobiological accounts of the human ability to make mental state attributions (or theory or mind; TOM) posit a central role of the temporoparietal junction (TPJ)1, despite evidence from neuropsychology2 and functional neuroimaging3 that further suggests an important contribution from the anterior temporal lobes (ATL). A parallel set of liter...

Questions

Questions (4)
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Could anyone provide detail on the nature of the conceptualisation sub-scale in the Dementia Rating scale (Mattis, S., 1988. Dementia Rating Scale: Professional manual. Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources)? I can not get hold of the actual assessment tool and I would need to know what are the items (a couple of examples will suffice) of the conceptualisation sub-scale and how are they administered and assessed. Thank You.
Question
Hello all,
I have a question regarding TMS procedures. I am just wondering if anyone is aware of ways of controlling for varying levels of arousal as a result of using TMS for stimulating different brain sites (e.g. frontal scalp locations vs. vertex) whereat this stimulation brings different levels of face muscle contractions and different levels of possible discomfort / annoyance. Could you please direct me to any studies using such controls?
Many Thanks.
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I am just wondering what is the procedure for using images/videos/parts of films available in wider media for creating experimental stimuli for psychology experiments? What are the copyright restrictions and how to go about them? Any advice would be much appreciated.
Question
Most of the databases of dynamic stimuli for facial expressions only include faces expressing basic emotions. Is anyone aware of a database that also includes dynamic face expression stimuli on complex emotions / mental states (e.g. regretful, hostile, concerned etc.). Many thanks in advance.

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