Elena Kulkova is a scientific assistant in the Potsdam Embodied Cognition Group (PECoG). Having completed her specialist’s degree in linguistics (Tambov State University, Russia) and a M.Sc. degree in psychology (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia), she is currently working on her Ph.D. on the embodiment of non-literal language processing. The project is aimed at exploring the embodied aspects of figurative language and at distinguishing the mechanisms of idiomatic and metaphoric processing with the use of such techniques as the grip-force sensor and TMS.
1. Kulkova, E., Shtyrov, Y., Matteo Feurra, Myachykov, A. Motor cortex contributes to figurative language processing: A TMS study of metaphoric and idiomatic sentence comprehension (in prep.).
2. Kulkova, E., Myachykov, A., Matteo Feurra, Shtyrov, Y. Motor system involvement in metaphoric and idiomatic language comprehension: A TMS-MEP study. (under review).
Contact e-mail: kulkovauni-potsdamde