Alex Miklashevsky

I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the Potsdam Embodied Cognition Group (PECoG) at the University of Potsdam.

I completed my PhD in Linguistics at Tomsk State University, where I worked in experimental cognitive linguistics within the framework of embodied cognition. In my PhD thesis, I used psycholinguistic databases and behavioral methods to examine perceptual and motor semantics in language.

My main interests are embodied semantics (such as spatial, perceptual, or motor semantics), spatial attention, and the motor system. I'm particularly interested in how we understand abstract concepts (such as time, valence, or numbers). In my research, I bring three perspectives together: (1) the role of our body in cognition, (2) the role of language in knowledge acquisition, and (3) the individual differences approach that highlights similarities and uniqueness of our cognitive profiles.

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