I have always been fascinated by brain anatomy and the ways our mind works. How can our brain become so easily adapted to new sensory experiences and cognitive challenges, while simultaneously being able to get stuck in overlearned responses and unhealthy habits? Marrying this curiosity about cognitive processing with my first love of languages, I discovered the world of neurolinguistics. I am particularly interested in understanding which mechanisms support efficient functioning of language, as well as what happens in the brain and mind when it breaks down. By better understanding the neural basis of language, we can help people with post-stroke aphasia, elderly people with dementia and children with neurodevelopmental disorders to find more effective ways of communicating with others. I am really excited to be part of this incredible field.
European Master's in Clinical Linguistics, 2018-present
BA in Linguistics
Herzen University, Russia