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Armina Janyan

Research interests

 

Relationship between language, action and perception; lateralization of cognitive processes; bilingualism; action processing and representation; mental imagery; semantic categories; speech production and comprehension.

 

Position

 

Assist. Prof. in Cognitive Science

Associate member of Laboratory for Cognitive Studies in Language, National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia [link]

 

Education

 

·      MS in Computer Science, Yerevan, Armenia

·      MS in Industrial Engineering, Yerevan, Armenia

·      MS in Cognitive Science, NBU, Sofia, Bulgaria

·      PhD in Cognitive Science, NBU, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

 

Journal papers

 

Mehrabian, S., Raycheva, M., Petrova, N., Janyan, A., & Traykov, L. (2015). Neuropsychological and neuroimaging markers in prediction of cognitive impairment after ischemic stroke: a prospective follow-up study. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 11, 2711-2719.

 

Gradinarova, G., Kanchev, P., & Janyan, A. (2014). Give me time to picture that: Effects of time and imageability on effector-specific motor activation in idiom processing. The Russian Journal of Cognitive Science, 1(1-2), 22–30. [pdf]

 

Raycheva, M., Stoyanova, K., Janyan, A., Mehrabian, Sh., Pavlova, R., Petrova, M., & Traykov, L. (2013). Validation of the Bulgarian version of screening methods for cognitive impairments Mini-Mental State Examination and Isaac’s Set Test in elderly population. Psihologichni Izsledvaniya, 1, 139-156 (in Bulgarian).

 

Rydning, A.F. & Janyan, A. (2008). Eye movement recordings as a tool for studying mental simulation of speed in text processing. Forum. International Journal of Interpretation and Translation, 6(1), 59-74.

 

Popivanov, D., Janyan, A., Andonova, E., & Stamenov, M. (2003). Common dynamic properties of biosignals during cognition: Self-similarity and chaotic dynamics of both response times and EEG during movement imagery. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 7(4), 315-328.

 

Book chapters and other not peer-reviewed papers

 

Andonova, E., Gosheva, A., Janyan, A., & Schaffai, J.S. (2007). Second language gender system affects first language gender classification. In I.Kecskes & L. Albertazzi (Eds.), Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism (pp. 271-299), Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

 

Janyan, A. & Andonova, E. (2007). Imagery facilitates access to the figurative meaning of unfamiliar idioms. Educação. Temas e Problemas, 4, 31-48.

 

Janyan, A. & Andonova, E. (2006). Word reading in Bulgarian children and adults. In R. Malatesha Joshi & P.G. Aaron (Eds.), Handbook of Orthography and Literacy (pp. 275-290), Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Peer-reviewed conference papers

 

 Kostov, K., & Janyan, A. (2015). Reversing the affordance effect: Negative stimulus-response compatibility observed with the images of graspable objects. Cognitive Processing, 16(11), 287-291. doi: 10.1007/s10339-015-0708-7.

 

 Janyan, A., Vankov, I., Tsaregorodtseva, O., & Miklashevsky, A. (2015). Remember down, read up, look down: Does a word modulate eye trajectory away from remembered location? Cognitive Processing, 16(1), 259-263. doi: 10.1007/s10339-015-0718-5.

 

 Novikova, E.G., Janyan, A., & Tsaregorodtseva, O.V. (2015). Metaphorical salience in artistic text processing: Evidence from eye movement. Perception, 44(8-9), 1098-1102. doi: 10.1177/0301006615596692.

 

  Vergilova, Y., & Janyan, A. (2012). Combining motor and spatial affordance effects with the divided visual field paradigm. Cognitive Processing, 13(1), 355-358, doi: 10.1007/s10339-012-0464-x. [pdf: accepted version]. The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com.

 

  Kostov, K., & Janyan, A. (2012). The role of attention in affordance effect: Can we afford to ignore it? Cognitive Processing, 13(1), 215-218, doi: 10.1007/s10339-012-0452-1. [pdf: accepted version]. The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com.

 

  Janyan, A., & Slavcheva, G. (2012). When left feels right: Asymmetry in the affordance effect. Cognitive Processing, 13(1), 199-202, doi: 10.1007/s10339-012-0450-3. [pdf: accepted version]. The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com.

 

  Gradinarova, G., & Janyan, A. (2011). Motor simulation and verbal association in idiom-idiom verification: Effects of imageability. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp.3052-3057). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

 

  Janyan, A., & Andonova, E. (2011). Word naming and picture naming in Bulgarian: Contribution of experiential and semantic variables to the naming RTs. In B. Kokinov, A. Karmiloff-Smith, N.J. Nersessian (Eds.), European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Sofia: New Bulgarian University Press. [pdf]

 

Janyan, A., & Vergilova, Y. (2011). Biological sex context influences grammatical gender categorization of objects. In B. Kokinov, A. Karmiloff-Smith, N.J. Nersessian (Eds.), European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Sofia: New Bulgarian University Press.  [pdf]

 

Gradinarova, G., & Janyan, A. (2011). Effector-specific motor simulation in idiom processing. In B. Kokinov, A. Karmiloff-Smith, N.J. Nersessian (Eds.), European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Sofia: New Bulgarian University Press.  [pdf]

 

Janyan, A., Feldman, V., & Tilkidjieva, E. (2011). Picture makes the difference: Motor simulation in a matching task. In B. Kokinov, A. Karmiloff-Smith, N.J. Nersessian (Eds.), European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Sofia: New Bulgarian University Press. [pdf]

 

Janyan, A., Popivanov, I.D., & Andonova, E. (2009). Concreteness effect and word cognate status: ERPs in single word translation. In K. Alter, M. Horne, M. Lindgren, M. Roll, & J. von Koss Torkildsen (Eds.), Brain Talk: Discourse with and in the Brain. Papers from the first Birgit Rausing Language Program Conference in Linguistics (pp. 21-30). Lund, Sweden: Lund Universitet. [pdf]

 

Danz, A., & Janyan, A. (2009). Detecting audio-video tempo discrepancies between conductor and orchestra. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp.3064-3069). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

 

Janyan, A., & Andonova, E. (2008). Presentation modality in age of acquisition rating reflects mode of acquired knowledge: Evidence from category-specific effects. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1841-1846). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

 

Hristova, M., & Janyan, A. (2008). Reversed concreteness effect and differentiated cognate processing determined by direction of translation and L2 proficiency. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2203-2208). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

 

Janyan, A. & Hristova, M. (2007). Gender congruency and cognate effect in Bulgarian-English bilinguals: Evidence from a word-translation task. In D.S. McNamara & J. G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society(pp. 1121-1126), Nashville, TN: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

 

Janyan, A. (2007). Lateralized object naming: Effects of image agreement, name agreement, age of acquisition and animacy. The 2nd European Cognitive Science Conference (pp. 848-853), New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. [pdf]

 

Janyan, A. (2005). Verb and verb-derived noun production: Hemifield similarities and differences. The 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1042-1047), Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. [pdf]

 

Andonova, E., Janyan, A., Stoyanova, K., Raycheva, M., & Kostadinova, T. (2005). Grammaticality judgment of article use in aphasic speakers of Bulgarian. The 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 115-120), Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. [pdf]

 

Janyan, A. & Andonova, E. (2003). Visual field differences in word naming. Proceedings of the European Cognitive Science Conference (pp. 187-192), Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [pdf]

 

Janyan, A. & Andonova, E. (2000). The role of mental imagery in understanding unknown idioms. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 693-698), Philadelphia, PA: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [pdf] 

 

Posters, oral presentations, extended abstracts

 

Tsaregorodtseva, O., Miklashevsky, A., Janyan, A. (2014). Orientations of attention: words referring to the typical spatial location (up-down). The Second St. Petersburg Winter Workshop on Experimental Studies of Speech and Language, St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

Tsaregorodtseva, O., Miklashevsky, A., Janyan, A. (2014). Spatial shifts of attention. The Sixth International Conference On Cognitive Science, Kaliningrad, Russia.

 

Janyan, A. (2012). Automatic activation of second language in bilinguals: Evidence from ERP. 23rd Annual International Conference “Language and Culture”, Tomsk, Russia.

 

Gradinarova, G., Kanchev, P., & Janyan, A. (2012). Give me time to picture that: Effects of time and imageability on effector-specific motor activation in idiom processing. Fifth International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, Italy.

 

Janyan, A., & Popivanov, I.D. (2010). Event-related and fixation-related potentials in bilingual language processing. The Forth International Conference on Cognitive Science, Tomsk, Russia.

 

Andonova, E., Janyan, A., & Popivanov, I.D. (2009). Brain activity and eye movements in translation. The European Future Technologies Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Solis-Escalante, T., Braunstein, V., Janyan, A., Lachaud, C., Rydning, A.F., Pfurtscheller, G., & Neuper, C. (2009). Event-related (de)synchronization during comprehension of a foreign language. Eye-to-IT conference on translation processes, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Janyan, A., & Popivanov, I.D. (2009). Parafoveal-on-foveal effects in translation verification: Eye-fixation related potentials in L1 and L2 word processing. Eye-to-IT conference on translation processes, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Janyan, A., Popivanov, I.D., & Andonova, E. (2009). Word cognate status and concreteness effects in translation verification: ERPs in L1 and L2 processing. Eye-to-IT conference on translation processes, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Andonova, E., Janyan, A., & Popivanov, I.D. (2009). Idiomaticity bias in sentence translation. Eye-to-IT conference on translation processes, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Andonova, E., Janyan, A., & Popivanov, I.D. (2009). Syntactic ambiguity and gender stereotype in translation. Eye-to-IT conference on translation processes, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Janyan, A., Popivanov, I.D., Hristova, M., & Gradinarova, G. (2008). Evidence of non-selective lexical access in a non-linguistic task: An ERP study. Ghent Workshop on Bilingualism, Ghent, Belgium.

 

Andonova, E., Janyan, A., & Popivanov, I. (2008). Translation verification of ambiguous idiomatic phrases in bilinguals: An ERP study. Ghent Workshop on Bilingualism, Ghent, Belgium.

 

Popivanov, I.D., Janyan, A., & Andonova, E. (2008). Word cognate status and concreteness: ERPs in L1 and L2 processing. X International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Bodrum, Turkey.

 

Andonova, E., Janyan, A., & Popivanov, I. (2008). Processing idiom translations in advanced L2 learners. EUROSLA 18 – The European Second Language Association, Aix-en-Provence, France.

 

Janyan, A., Rydning, A., Lachaud, C., & Willa, M. (2008). Eye movements reveal mental simulation of speed in text processing. Language, Communication, and Cognition, Brighton, Great Britain.

 

Janyan, A., Rydning, A., Lachaud, C., & Willa, M. (2008). Speed simulation in text translation: An eye movement study. The Third International Conference on Cognitive Science, Moscow, Russia.

 

Hristova, M., & Janyan, A. (2008). Reversed direction-of-translation and concreteness effects in proficient bilinguals. The Third International Conference on Cognitive Science, Moscow, Russia.

 

Janyan, A., Popivanov, I., & Andonova, E. (2008). Evoked gamma-band oscillations in single-word translation. Brain Talk: Discourse with and in the Brain, Lund, Sweden.

 

Andonova, E., & Janyan, A. (2007). Hand, eye, and mind go together: Taking a jug with the wrong hand. Workshop ESP07: Embodied Sentence Processing, Saarland, Germany.

 

Popivanov, I., & Janyan, A. (2007). Event-related alpha and beta band oscillations in word translation. XV conference of the European Society of Cognitive Psychology, Marseille, France.

 

Hristova, M., & Janyan, A. (2007). Direction of translation reverses the cognate effect in proficient bilinguals. XV conference of the European Society of Cognitive Psychology, Marseille, France.

 

Janyan, A., Popivanov, I., & Andonova, E. (2007). Semantic processing in oral translation: An electrophysiological study. XV conference of the European Society of Cognitive Psychology, Marseille, France.

 

Janyan, A., & Feldman, V. (2007). Embodied action knowledge: Effector activation in a picture-word matching task. The Unicity of Knowledge: International Conference, Évora, Portugal.

 

Shaffai, J. S., Janyan, A., & Andonova, E. (2006). Age of acquisition and picture naming in mono- and bilinguals. The Second Biennial Conference on Cognitive Science, St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

Janyan, A., & Andonova, E. (2005). Semantic satiation: Not for semantically related but for identical pairs. International Conference in Architecture and Mechanisms of Language Processing, Ghent, Belgium.

 

Andonova, E., Gosheva, A., & Janyan, A. (2005). Second-language gender system affects first-language gender categorization. Seminar on Bi- and Multilingualism and Cognition, Bolzano, Italy.

 

Janyan, A. & Andonova, E. (2004). Object naming: Influence of the mode of acquired knowledge across categories. International Language and Cognition Conference, Coffs Harbour, Australia.

 

Andonova, E. & Janyan, A. (2004). Picture naming in Bulgarian children and adults. 4th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

 

Andonova, E. & Janyan, A. (2003). Searching for gender congruency in Bulgarian. 9th International Conference in Architecture and Mechanisms of Language Processing, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

 

Popivanov, D., Stomonyakov, V., Christova, E., Hadjipapas, A., Janyan, A., Andonova, E. (2002). Cognitive functions characterized via high-resolution EEG analysis. 2nd National Congress of Neuroscience, Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

Janyan, A., Andonova, E., Raycheva, M., Stoyanova, K., & Kostadinova, T. (2002). Specificity of article processing in Bulgarian normals and aphasics: Evidence from grammaticality judgment task. 2nd International Luria Memorial Conference, Moscow, Russia.

 

Stoyanova, K., Raycheva, M., Janyan, A., Kostadinova, T., Andonova, E., & Sabev, M. (2002). Patterns of article use in Bulgarian aphasics. 2nd International Luria Memorial Conference, Moscow, Russia.

 

Contact information

 

Research Center for Cognitive Science
New Bulgarian University
21 Montevideo Blvd., room 401    

Sofia 1618, Bulgaria

Phone: ++ 359 2 8110 401
Fax: ++ 359 2 8110 421

ajanyan@cogs.nbu.bg