Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Advisors: 
Erik M. Altmann, Michigan State University
Patrik Vuilleumier,
University of Geneva
Richie Davidson & Robin Goldman, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Research Interests:
          • Neuroscience of error-detection and conflict monitoring
  • Meditation
  • Humor comprehension and production
  • Visual selective attention in complex tasks
  • Situated (embedded) cognition


Education:

Academic Position:
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2013 - present, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2010 - 2013, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Publications:
  • Patsenko, E. G., Altmann, E. M. (2010). How Planful is Routine Behavior? A Selective-Attention Model of Performance in the Tower of Hanoi. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 139, 95-116. [Manuscript] [Model]
  • Engelhardt, P. E., Ferreira, F., & Patsenko, E. G. (2010). Pupillometry reveals processing load during spoken language comprehension. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 639-645. [Manuscript]
  • Engelhardt, P. E., Patsenko, E. G., & Ferreira, F. (2007). Pupillometric indices of visual and prosodic information on spoken language comprehension. In D. S. McNamara &amp J. C. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 971-976). Nashville, TN: Cognitive Science Society [Manuscript]
  • Patsenko, E. G. & Solovjov, I. D. (2000). Violations of expectations in verbal humor comprehension. Proceedings of the Annual Psychological conference. Minsk, Belarus.
Publications in preparation:
  • Patsenko, E. G. & Altmann, E. M. & Zhu, D. C. (in prep). ACC responds to detected errors and unexpected negative feedback.
  • Patsenko, E. G. & Vuilleumier, P. (in prep.) Lingering effect of error-related emotions in rACC.


Conference Presentations:
  • Patsenko, E. G., & Vuilleumier, P. (June, 2013). Lingering effect of error-related emotions in rACC. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Seattle, Washington.
  • Patsenko, E. G., & Vuilleumier, P. (January, 2013). Lingering effect of error-related emotions in rACC. Poster presented at ABIM 2013 (Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting). Champéry, Switzerland.[poster]
  • Patsenko, E. G., Altmann, E. M., & Zhu, D. C. (April, 2011). ACC responds to detected errors and negative feedback. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, California.
  • Patsenko, E. G., Altmann, E. M., & Zhu, D. C. (January, 2011). ACC responds to detected errors and negative feedback. Poster presented at ABIM 2011 (Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting). Champéry, Switzerland.[poster]
  • Patsenko, E. G. & Altmann, E. M. (November, 2009). Forced Choice Error Correction with Ambigous Error Feedback. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society. Boston, Massachusetts.[poster]
  • Patsenko, E. G. & Altmann, E. M. (November, 2008). Is Problem Solving Goal-Directed? A Selective-Attention Model of Performance in the Tower of Hanoi. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Engelhardt, P. E., Patsenko, E. G., & Ferreira, F. (August, 2007). Pupillometric indices of visual and prosodic information on spoken language comprehension. Poster presented at the 29th Annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Patsenko, E. G. & Altmann, E. M. (November, 2006). Solution of Tower of Hanoi is independent of memories for goals: Selective Attention Model. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society. Houston, Texas.[poster]
  • Engelhardt, P. E., Patsenka, A. G., Francis, A. P., & Ferreira, F. (March, 2006). Pupillometric effects of visual and prosodic information on parsing. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. New York, New York.[poster]
  • Ferreira, F., Husband, E. M., & Patsenka. A. G. (November, 2005). Unrepairable Garden-Paths Reveal Reanalysis Processing. Poster presented at the 46the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society. Toronto, Canada.[poster]
  • Patsenka, A. & Burns, B. (November, 2005). The influence of unpacking on the estimation of initially specified items, expressed in percentages, terms, bets. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the SJDM, Toronto, Canada.


Grants:
  • Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowships for Brain & Behaviour Interdisciplinary Research at Geneva University, 01/08/2011 to 01/08/2013, CHF 142,000.


Teaching Experience:
  • Michigan State University:
    • 2008   Cognitive Psychology   Instructor [Syllabus]
    • 2007   Cognitive Psychology   Teaching Assistant
    • 2005   Developmental Psychology  Teaching Assistant
    • 2005   Abnormal Psychology   Teaching Assistant
    • 2004   Cognitive Psychology   Teaching Assistant
  • Belarusian State Economic University:
    • 2001   General Psychology   Instructor
  • Belarusian State Polytechnic Academy:
    • 2001   Social Psychology   Instructor
    • 2000   General Psychology   Instructor


Ad-Hoc Reviewing:
  • Cognition
  • Memory and Cognition
  • Cognitive Science Annual Meetings


Affiliations:


Contact Info:

  • Mailing Address:
  • Waisman Center
  • 1500 Highland Ave
  • Madison, WI 53705

  • Office Location:
  • T-117 Waisman Center
  • Phone: +1 608 265 2062
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  • Email:
  • patsenka@wisc.edu