DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Kozhenikov, Maria
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Kozhenikov, Maria

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Technion-Israel jointly with UC Santa Barbara), M.Sc. (Technion-Israel), B.Sc. (Moscow)

I am interested in neural mechanisms of visual/spatial imagery as well as in individual differences in basic information processing capacities (e.g. the ability to generate, inspect, or transform visual/spatial images). In addition, I am interested in examining how these individual differences affect more complex activities, such as spatial navigation, learning and problem solving in mathematics and sciences as well as in exploring the ways to train visual/spatial imagery skills and design learning technologies that can accommodate individual differences and learning styles.

Research Interests:
  • Visual-spatial cognition
  • Immersive virtual reality environments
  • Human-computer interactions
Recent/ Representative Publications:
  • Kozhevnikov, M. Blazhenkova, O., & Becker, M. (2010).
    Trade-off in object versus spatial visualization abilities: Restriction in the development of visual processing resources.
    Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17(1), 29-35.
  • Kozhevnikov M., Louchakova O., Josipovic Z., Motes M.A. (2009).
    The Enhancement of Visuospatial Processing Efficiency Through Buddhist Deity Meditation.
    Psychological Science, 20 (5), 645 - 653.
  • Kozhevnikov, M. (2007).
    Cognitive styles in the context of modern psychology: Toward an integrated framework.
    Psychological Bulletin, 133, 464-481.