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Ms Angela Medvedeva

Research project: The temporal dynamics of episodic memory with noninvasive brain stimulation

Abstract

My thesis investigates the time course of episodic memory formation in the prefrontal cortex with noninvasive brain stimulation, including transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). I also explore how tDCS can improve memory processes, and I identify the neural correlates of these effects with EEG. My work contributes to a theoretical understanding of cognitive function and a practical basis for future memory treatment. 

Biography

I studied Psychology at University of Houston, where I was first captivated by neuroimaging in an fMRI project studying cognitive differences between bilinguals and monolinguals. After I graduated in 2016, I moved to the UK to study Cognitive Neuroscience with Dr Giulia Galli at Kingston University. Here, I  learned a variety of experimental and technical methods to study cognitive processes. I further developed my fascination with understanding cognitive function from multiple perspectives (neural and theoretical basis of the process). I also found a love of teaching and appreciation of teaching excellence. 

Areas of research interest

  • Cognitive and experimental psychology
  • Cognitive function and theory
  • Memory and language
  • Neuroimaging and neuromodulation
  • Neuroanatomy

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts Liberal Studies (French and Spanish)

Funding or awards received

  • £400 Conference Bursary, British Psychological Society Cognitive Section (2018)
  • £100 Conference Bursary, PsyPAG Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (2017-2018)
  • £100 Conference Bursary, British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience (2017)
  • £187 Travel Grant, Guarantors of Brain (2017)
  • £500 Grindley Travel Grant, Experimental Psychology Society (2017)
  • PhD Sponsorship Award, Kingston University (2017-2019)
  • $2500 Member Spotlight Scholarship, Honor Society (2015)
  • $1500 IEFS Travel Award, University of Houston (2015)

Publications

Galli, G., Vadillo, M.A., Sirota, M., Feurra, M., & Medvedeva, A. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on episodic memory. Brain Stimulation, in press.

Rogers, A. H., Short, N. A., Robles, Z., ... Medvedeva, A., & Zvolensky, M.J. (2018). Identifying the role of sociodemographic factors in major depressive disorder and suicidality among Spanish-speaking Latino patients in a federally qualified health center. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 1-15.

Medvedeva, A., Materassi, M., Neacsu, V., Beresford-Webb, J., Hussin, A., Khan, N., Newton, F., & Galli, G. (2018). Effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex on episodic memory formation and retrieval. Cerebral Cortex, 1-9.

Bakhshaie, J., Paulus, D.J., Medvedeva, A., ... & Zvolensky, M.J. (2016). The differential role of anxiety sensitivity and its components in the relation between emotional nonacceptance and anxiety and depressive symptoms... Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 39, 563-574.

Number of items: 3.

Article

Medvedeva, Angela, Materassi, Maurizio, Neacsu, Victorita, Beresford-Webb, Jessica, Hussin, Aya, Khan, Naghma, Newton, Felix and Galli, Giulia (2019) Effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex on episodic memory formation and retrieval. Cerebral Cortex, 29(2), pp. 657-665. ISSN (print) 1047-3211

Galli, Giulia, Vadillo, Miguel A., Sirota, Miroslav, Feurra, Matteo and Medvedeva, Angela (2018) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on episodic memory. Brain Stimulation, ISSN (print) 1935-861X (Epub Ahead of Print)

Conference or Workshop Item

Medvedeva, A., Saw, R., Fuggetta, G. and Galli, G. (2019) Temporal dynamics of memory formation in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex investigated through rTMS. In: 3rd International Brain Stimulation Conference; 24-27 Feb 2019, Vancouver, Canada. (In Press)

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Conference papers

Galli, G., Vadillo, M. A., Sirota, M., Feurra, M., & Medvedeva, A. (presenter; 2018). A meta-analysis of the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on episodic memory. Paper at BPS Cognitive Section Conference, Liverpool, UK. 

Medvedeva, A., & Galli, G. (2018). Combatting the replication crisis in a PhD on memory intervention. Paper at PsyPAG conference 2018, Huddersfield, UK. 

Medvedeva, A., ... & Galli, G. (2017). Effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex on episodic memory formation and retrieval. Poster at British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience meeting, Plymouth, UK. 

Medvedeva, A., ... & Galli, G. (2017). Effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex on episodic memory formation and retrieval. Paper at PsyPAG conference, Newcastle, UK.

Medvedeva, A., and Galli, G. (2017). Cognitive and neural effects of guessing on learning and memory. Paper at Postgraduate Research Conference, Kingston, UK.

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