Oksana Tsaregorodtseva

Oksana Tsaregorodtseva
University of Tuebingen | EKU Tübingen · Department of Psychology

MSc in Cognitive Science; PhD

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Negative sentences are hard to process when they are presented out of context. When embedded in a context of plausible denial their processing difficulty decreases or is completely eliminated. We investigated in six behavioral experiments whether the processing of negation is eased in a denial context triggered by discourse markers (e.g. Contrary t...
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It has been shown that task irrelevant spatial information affects content in visuospatial working memory, if the information is visually salient. Data suggests that the phenomenon is based on the automatic attentional capture of the salient object. Thus, the ‘internal’ spatial location, kept in the working memory, and the ‘external’ spatial locati...
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This study aimed at investigating whether negation and affirmation behave similarly in supportive contexts. Both affirmative and negative sentences were designed around the mismatch between contextual expectations and sentence meaning: the denial of negative expectations lead to an affirmative sentence meaning whereas the denial of affirmative expe...
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It is well established that visuospatial working memory is disrupted by a visual distractor (Stigchel et al., 2007). Data suggest that the impact is due to interconnections between visuospatial working memory and attention. Another line of research claims that location-associated words (e.g., 'sun'-up vs. 'grass'-down) orient attention reflexively...
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The avoidance of directly addressing human mortality indicates fear of death. This fear elicits psychological, social and religious interdictions in language such that people resort to the use of metaphors to avoid confronting death. Under the premise that metaphor is a conceptual mapping from a concrete source to an abstract target domain, this st...
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It has been shown previously that grammatical gender affects objects’ conceptualization. Specifically, it was revealed that people tend to endow objects without biological sex by masculine/feminine properties if the linguistic label for the object has a masculine/ feminine gender. Data suggest that the linguistic label being part of the concept is...
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It has been shown that auditory features such as high and low pitch could be mapped into visual stimuli such as dots presented in upper and lower parts of the screen (Evans and Treisman 2010). Such findings demonstrated the ability of the brain to combine information from different perceptual sources and to employ modality combination for performan...
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Previous studies showed that perceptual knowledge is able to shape abstract concepts such as ''good'' and ''bad'' due to activation of conceptual information during color perception (Meier et al. 2004). It was suggested that conceptual knowledge about particular color is activated and affected processing of words (positive/negative words in black a...
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The aim of the current study is to test the hypothesis of Dudschig et al. (2012) for native Russian speakers. That hypothesis states that linguistic stimuli, which do not convey spatial information in their meaning (e.g., ‘sun’, ‘grass’), produce vertical attention shifts in the direction to the typical location of the word referent in the world. T...
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The study aimed to explore processing difference between a literal phrase and a metaphoric one. Unlike artificially created stimuli in most experimental research, an artistic text with an ambiguous binary metaphoric phrase was used. Eye tracking methodology was applied. Results suggested difference between the two types of phrases in both early and...
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Previous studies show that eye movement trajectory curves away from a remembered visual location if a saccade needs to be made in the same direction as the location. Data suggest that part of the process of maintaining the location in working memory is the mental simulation of that location, so that the oculomotor system treats the remembered locat...
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The aim of the current study was to test the hypothesis of Dudschig et al. (2012) in the speakers of Russian. That hypothesis states that linguistic stimuli which do not convey spatial information in their meaning (e.g., sun, grass) produce vertical attention shifts in the direction of the typical location of the word’s referent in the world (for e...

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The project investigates sensorimotor semantics.
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The project is aimed to examine whether the word with implied spatial meaning could affect visuospatial working memory processes