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Dr. Alex Miklashevsky

Dr. Alex Miklashevsky
  • Teaching

    Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology, and Linguistics

    • Linguistic Methods and Research Questions (seminar for undergraduate students)
    • Language Function: Language(s), Words, and Concepts in the Brain (seminar for undergraduate students)
    • Experimental Psychological Training (ExPrak) (seminar for undergraduate and graduate students)
    • General Linguistics (seminar for undergraduate students)
    • Linguistics in the System of Natural Sciences (seminar for graduate students)
    • Introduction to Applied Linguistics (lecture and seminar for undergraduate students)

    Statistics and Computational Linguistics

    • Linear mixed-effects modeling in R (workshop for graduate students)
    • Linguistic Databases (lecture and seminar for undergraduate students)
    • Corpus Linguistics (lecture and seminar for undergraduate students)
    • Content Analysis (lecture and seminar for undergraduate and graduate students)

    Communication Science

    • Introduction to Communication Theory (seminar for undergraduate students)
    • Advertising and PR (seminar for undergraduate students)
  • Publications (selected)

    • Miklashevsky, A., Reifegerste, J., García, A.M., Pulvermüller, F., Balota, D.A., Veríssimo, J., &  Ullman, M.T. (in press, 2024). Embodied cognition comes of age: A processing advantage for action words is modulated by aging and the task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
    • Malyshevskaya, A., Miklashevsky, A., Fischer, M. H., Scheepers, C., Shtyrov, Y., & Myachykov, A. (2023). Keeping track of time: Horizontal spatial biases for hours, days, and months. Memory and Cognition. doi:10.3758/s13421-023-01508-1
    • Gianelli, C., Kühne, K., Miklashevsky, A., Jeglinski-Mende, M. A., Canessa, N., & Borghi, A. M. (2023). COVID-19 and the perceived dangerousness of everyday objects: a behavioral online study in Italy and Germany. Collabra: Psychology. doi:10.1525/collabra.89171
    • Laubrock, J., Miklashevsky, A., Kühne, K., Michirev, A., Jeglinski-Mende, M. A., & Felisatti, A. (2023). Continuous methods: Eye tracking, hand tracking, and grip force recording. In Experimental Methods in Embodied Cognition (pp. 49-69). Routledge.
    • Miklashevsky, A., & Jeglinski-Mende, M. A. (2023). Non-experimental psychological methods: Questionnaires, tests, and rating studies. In Experimental Methods in Embodied Cognition (pp. 151-165). Routledge.
    • Ibáñez, A., Kühne, K., Miklashevsky, A., Monaco, E., Muraki, E., Ranzini, M., Speed, L. J., & Tuena, C. (2023). Ecological Meanings: A Consensus Paper on Individual Differences and Contextual Influences in Embodied Language. Journal of Cognition, 6(1): 59, pp. 1–29. doi:10.5334/joc.228
    • Kühne, K., Nenaschew, K., Miklashevsky, A. (2022). Space-valence mapping of social concepts: Do we arrange negative and positive ethnic stereotypes from left to right? Frontiers in Psychology. 13:1070177. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1070177
    • Miklashevsky, A., Fischer, M. H., & Lindemann, O. (2022). Spatial-numerical associations without a motor response? Grip force says ‘Yes.’ Acta Psychologica, 231, 103791. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2022.103791 
    • Miklashevsky, A. (2022). Catch the star! Spatial information activates the manual motor system. PLoS ONE 17(7): e0262510. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0262510 
    • Miklashevsky, A. (2018). Perceptual experience norms for 506 Russian nouns: Modality rating, spatial localization, manipulability, imageability and other variables. Journal of psycholinguistic research, 47(3), 641-661. doi:10.1007/s10936-017-9548-1
    • Miklashevsky, A. A., & Fischer, M. H. (2017). Commentary: Down with retirement: Implications of embodied cognition for healthy aging. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 599. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00599
  • Projects

    • WiNoDa - The knowledge lab for natural science collections and object-centred data.
  • Curriculum Vitae

    Work Experience

    • since 2024: Scientific director of the WiNoDa Knowledge Lab (Natural History Museum, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin)
    • 2023-2024: Lecturer, postdoc (Brain Language Laboratory, Free University of Berlin)
    • 2017-2023: Postdoc (Potsdam Embodied Cognition Group, University of Potsdam)
    • 2014-2018: Researcher, coordinator of research projects (International Centre for Research in Human Development, Tomsk State University)
    • 2014-2017: Assistant lecturer (Philological Faculty, Tomsk State University)
    • 2013-2014: Secondary school teacher (Tomsk Public School No. 40)


    • 2018: Ph.D. in Linguistics (Tomsk State University)
    • 2015: M.A. in Cognitive Linguistics (Tomsk State University)
    • 2015: German language translator (additional education) (Tomsk State University)
    • 2013: B.A. in Philology (Tomsk State University)
  • Tasks

    Scientific director of the WiNoDa - The knowledge lab for natural science collections and object-centred data.

    Scientific Interests:

    • Cognitive science
    • Experimental psychology
    • Linguistics
    • Data management
    • Scientific management