Alex Miklashevsky

I'm a research fellow in the Potsdam Embodied Cognition Group (PECoG). I completed my PhD in Linguistics at Tomsk State University (Russia), where I worked in the field of experimental cognitive linguistics, theories of embodied cognition and psycholinguistic databases collection. At the moment, I'm working on my second PhD thesis at the University of Potsdam on the topic “Motor representation of number knowledge”.

My main interests are embodied semantics in general and understanding of abstract concepts (such as time, valence or numbers) in particular. In my research, I bring three perspectives together: the role of our body in cognition, the role of language and - broader - communication in knowledge acquisition, and individual differences research that highlights similarities and uniqueness of our cognitive profiles.

This is my personal website giving an overview of my professional activities.