2007 – present PhD Program in psychophysiology
St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Title of doctoral thesis: Characteristics of the process of human short (up to 3 seconds)
time interval perception
Estimated date of defense – November 2012
1997 – 2002 M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology
St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Title of diploma thesis: The role of test stimulus displacement trajectory in apparent motion illusion (in Russian)
2002 — present Research assistant, Pavlov Institute of Physiology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
· Performed psychophysiological studies of apparent motion illusion.
· Participated in neurophysiological research of oscillatory processes in neuronal networks of the visual system, impulse synchronization, orientation sensitivity of visual neurons. These studies were supported by the Russian Foundation of Basic Research.
· Head investigator for the study of the characteristics of subjective time scales for short
duration. The study has been supported by the Program of the Biological Sciences Department of the Russian Academy of Science.
April 2009 — July 2009 Invited researcher, the Generation Research Program
Bat Toelz, Germany
· Carried out research on time perception by after-stroke patients. The research was supported by Peter-Schilffarth-Institute of Sociotechnology.
February 2012 — present Senior lecturer, the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia
·Developing and delivering the lectures in psychology and psychophysiology
Main Scientific Publications
1. D.N. Podvigina, A.G. Morozov. Apparent Motion Illusion under Conditions of Undetermined Trajectory of Test Spot Stimulus Presentation. I.M. Sechenov Russian Physiological Journal, 2003, 89(10):1210-1215 (in Russian)
2. N.F. Podvigin, T.V. Bagaeva, E.V. Boykova, A.Z. Zargarov, D.N. Podvigina, E. Poeppel.
Three Bands of Oscillatory Activity in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus of The Cat Visual
System. Neuroscience Letters, 2004, 361:83-85 PubMed>>
3. N.F. Podvigin, T.V. Bagaeva, D.N. Podvigina, Poeppel E. Mechanism of Impulse Flows
Synchronization in Neuronal Network of Visual System. Homeostasis, 2004, 43(1):1-6
4. N.F. Podvigin, T.V. Bagaeva, D.N. Podvigina. Selective Self-Synchronization of Impulse
Flows in Neuronal Networks of the Visual System. Doklady Biological Sciences, 2005,
5. N.F. Podvigin, T.V. Bagaeva, D.N. Podvigina, E.G. Yakimova, M.P. Granstrem. Complex
Orientation Selectivity of Neurons in Visual System. Homeostasis, 2006, 4(4):184-188
6. N.F. Podvigin, T.V. Bagaeva, D.N. Podvigina, E.G. Yakimova, L.E. Ivanova, S.D.
Solnushkin. A New Property of Onientation-Selective Neurons of the Cat Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology, 2007, 43(6):579-586
7. D.N. Podvigina, N.F. Podvigin. On Possible Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Short Time Interval Perception. Actual problems of the contemporary physiological science.
International Conference, 19-20 October 2007, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, Proceedings, volume 4(34) of The Bulletin of Kazakh National University, Biological series, pp.96-100. Kazakh University, 2007 (in Russian).
8. N.F. Podvigin, T.V. Bagaeva, D.N. Podvigina, A.S. Kiselev. Selective Self-Synchronization
of Pulses in Neuronal Networks of the Visual System. Biophysics, 2008, 53(2):177-181
9. D.N. Podvigina, V.A. Lyakhovetskii. Study of characteristics of short time interval
perception. Journal of Higher Nervous Activity, 2010, 60(4): 430-437
Scientific Talks and Presentations
1. “Neuronal Mechanisms of Recognition of Local Features of Surfaces of Visual Objects” 29th European Conference on Visual Perception, St. Petersburg, Russia, August, 20-25, 2006
2. “Characteristics of Subjective Time Scales for Short Time Intervals” 12th Conference of the Young Scientists on Physiology of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology. Moscow, Russia, October 8-9, 2008 (in Russian)
3. “On Discontinuity of Subjective Time Scales for Short Time Intervals” Young Scientists
Conference at the Herzen University, St. Petersburg, Russia, March 30 – April 2, 2009 (in
4. “On Principles of Short Time Interval Estimation by Human Subjects”, poster. 29th European Conference on Visual Perception, St. Petersburg, Russia, August, 20-25, 2006
5. “Human Estimation of Short Time Intervals”, poster. 30th European Conference on Visual Perception, Arezzo, Italy, August, 27-31, 2007
And other posters (9 in all) at Russian and international conferences
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