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Alexej Michirev

Alexej Michirev is a doctoral candidate in cooperation with our research group. He studied psychology and neuroscience (BSc), psychology (MSc) and human decision sciences (MSc) at the University of Maastricht. Since January 2020, he is doing his PhD at the Institute of Psychology, Dept. of Performance Psychology, at the German Sport University Cologne. His PhD topic is the embodiment of numerical cognition investigating the relationship between space, magnitudes, and force. To explain these relationships, Alexej uses grip force sensors.






Michirev, A., Kühne, K., Lindemann, O., Fischer, M. H., & Raab, M. (2023). How to not induce SNAs: The insufficiency of directional force. PLoS ONE 18(6): e0288038.

Michirev, A., Voigt, L., & Iskra, M. (in press). Deine Finger sind kleine Mathegenies! In In-mind.

Felisatti, A., Fischer, M. H., Kulkova, E., Kühne, K., & Michirev, A. (2020). Separation/connection procedures: From cleansing behavior to numerical cognition. In Behavioral and Brain Sciences (Vol. 44, pp. 22–23). Cambridge University Press.

Hagger, M. S., Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., Alberts, H., Anggono, C. O., Batailler, C., Birt, A. R., Brand, R., Brandt, M. J., Brewer, G. A., Bruyneel, S., Calvillo, D. P., Campbell, W. K., Cannon, P. R., Carlucci, M., Carruth, N. P., Cheung, T. T. L., Crowell, A., De Ridder, D. T. D., Dewitte, S., … Zwienenberg, M. (2016). A Multilab Preregistered Replication of the Ego-Depletion Effect. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(4).

Michirev, A., Musculus, L., & Raab, M. (2021). A Developmental Embodied Choice Perspective Explains the Development of Numerical Choices. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 3261.

Miklashevsky, A., Kulkova, E., Michirev, A., Mende, M. A., & Bertonatti, M. (2021). Book Review: Judgment, Decision-Making, and Embodied Choices. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 823.

Voigt, L., Friedrich, J., Grove, P., Heinrich, N., Ittlinger, S., Iskra, M., Koop, L., Michirev, A., Sparascio, S., & Raab, M. (2022). Advancing judgment and decision-making research in sport psychology by using the body as an informant in embodied choices. In Asian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. KeAi Communications Co.

Conferences and invited talks

Michirev, A., Kühne, K., Lindemann, O., Fischer, M. H. & Raab, M. (2023). Automatic activation of grip force magnitude during number magnitude processing. [Conference presentation]. 65th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (Teap 2023), Trier, Germany

Michirev, A., Musculus, L. & Raab, M. (2022). Theoretical Position on Embodied Bounded Rationality: The Body Is an Informant for Choices. [Conference presentation]. 52nd Congress of the German Psychological Society (DGPS 2022), Hildesheim, Germany.

Poster presentations

Michirev, A., Raab, M., Fischer, M. H., Kühne, K. & Lindemann, O. (2022). The Connection of Force and Number Magnitude is Measured in the Hand. [Conference presentation]. 64th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP 2023), Cologne, Germany