- 01202 961558
- mvasilev at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Modelinf og Cognition and Language Processing (Fixed-Term)
- Poole House P257a, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I obtained a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Sofia (Bulgaria) in 2013 and a MSc degree in Linguistics from the University of Potsdam (Germany) in 2015. During my Master's degree, I also did study visits at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). I completed my PhD degree from Bournemouth University between 2015 - 2018.
In my research, I am using eye-tracking to study how readers process words and sentences, and how attention is allocated in this process. My current research focuses on a few topics: computational modeling, saccade targeting during reading, auditory distraction, and parafoveal processing. I am also interested in statistical inference in psychology, evidence synthesis, and the philosophy of probability.
- Vasilev, M., Liversedge, S.P., Rowan, D., Kirkby, J.A. and Angele, B., 2019. Reading is disrupted by intelligible background speech: Evidence from eye-tracking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
- Parmentier, F.B.R., Vasilev, M.R. and Andrés, P., 2019. Surprise as an explanation to auditory novelty distraction and post-error slowing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148 (1), 192-200.
- Slattery, T.J. and Vasilev, M.R., 2019. An eye-movement exploration into return-sweep targeting during reading. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics.
- Vasilev, M., Parmentier, F.B.R., Angele, B. and Kirkby, J., 2018. Distraction by deviant sounds during reading: An eye-movement study. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
- Vasilev, M.R., Kirkby, J.A. and Angele, B., 2018. Auditory Distraction During Reading: A Bayesian Meta-Analysis of a Continuing Controversy. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13 (5), 567-597.
- Vasilev, M.R., Slattery, T.J., Kirkby, J.A. and Angele, B., 2018. What are the costs of degraded parafoveal previews during silent reading? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 44 (3), 371-386.
- Vasilev, M.R. and Angele, B., 2017. Parafoveal preview effects from word N + 1 and word N + 2 during reading: A critical review and Bayesian meta-analysis. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 24 (3), 666-689.
- Vasilev, M.R., 2013. Negative results in European psychology journals. Europe's Journal of Psychology, 9 (4), 717-730.
Profile of Teaching PG
- Advanced Statistics: Introduction to Bayesian Statistics lecture
Profile of Teaching UG
- Experimental Methods and Statistical Analysis 1a
- Auditory distraction during reading in native speakers of Mandarin Chinese: An eye-tracking study (Experimental Psychology Society (EPS), 27 Nov 2017). Completed
- 58th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, What are the costs of degraded parafoveal previews during silent reading (and how to reduce them)?, 09 Nov 2017, Vancouver, Canada
- 58th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Reading is disrupted by intelligible background speech: Evidence from eye-tracking, 09 Nov 2017, Vancouver, Canada
- 19th European Conference on Eye Movements, Auditory distraction by meaningful background speech during reading, 20 Aug 2017, Wuppertal, Germany
- 9th BU Postgraduate Conference, Auditory distraction during reading: Evidence from eye-tracking, 08 Mar 2017, Poole, United Kingdom
- 57th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Parafoveal preview effects from word N+2 during reading: A Bayesian meta-analysis, 17 Nov 2016, Boston, USA
- 57th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, The cost of visual degradation: Adding random visual noise to previews makes display changes highly detectable, 17 Nov 2016, Boston, USA
- 2nd International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Parafoveal preview effects from word N+2 during reading: A Bayesian meta-analysis, 05 May 2016, Granada, Spain
- 8th BU Postgraduate Conference, Do readers obtain information from the second word to the right of the current fixation? A Bayesian meta-analysis., 09 Mar 2016, Bournemouth, UK
- Psychonomic Society, Student member (2015-),