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Michaela  Porubanova - Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale, NY, US

Michaela Porubanova Michaela  Porubanova

Associate Professor, Psychology | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY, UNITED STATES

Michaela Porubanova's research includes cognitive psychology, and the cognitive science of religion.

Biography

Dr. Michaela Porubanova is a cognitive scientist. She directs the visual cognition laboratory in the Department of Psychology, where she and her students and collaborators study how emotion, expectation violation, and other higher-order factors affect visual cognition. Her papers have appeared in journals such as Plos One, Culture and Cognition, and Timing and Time Perception. She also co-authored several book chapters for Routledge and Bloomsbury Publishing.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Science of Religion

Visual Attention

Emotion

Industry Expertise (1)

Education/Learning

Education (2)

Masaryk University, Czech Republic: PhD, Cognitive Psychology

Masaryk University, Czech Republic: Psychology, MA

Social

Affiliations (4)

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Central European Cognitive Science Association
  • International Association for Cognitive Science of Religion
  • Women in Cognitive Science

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Czech

Event Appearances (10)

The role of emotion in memory for expectation-violating concepts

Conference of International Association for Cognitive Science of Religion  Brno, Czech Republic

2014-01-01

Stereotyping and Discrimination: The Labeling Exercise in Action and Shaping the Student Experience

28th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations  Tarrytown, NY

2014-06-01

What is so special about minimally counter-intuitive concepts?

Homo Experimentalis: Experimental Approaches in the Study of Religion  Brno, Czech Republic

2012-01-01

Sigh recovery patients: assessment of functional vision

Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science  Dubrovnik, Croatia

2012-06-01

Scene perception

Cognition  Prague, Czech Republic

2010-01-01

Possibilities and Limits of Visual Perception of a Sight-Recovery Patient

Cognition  Prague, Czech Republic

2010-06-01

Vision research on signy recovery- a case study

Cognition  Prague, Czech Republic

2010-12-01

Emotional Primes Affects Global versus Local Processing Differently: The Effect of Arousal.

Vision Sciences Society  

Inattentional blindness through multiple object tracking: The role of item novelty and attentional load

OPAM: Object Perception, Visual Attention, and Visual Memory  New Orleans, LA

Multiple Identity Tracking: Unexpected Item Onset and Attentional Load

European Conference on Visual Perception  Trieste, Italy

Research Grants (7)

STEM Research Award

Farmingdale State College $2,500

2014-01-01

STEM Research Award

Title III, Students First Grant

Farmingdale State College $2,500

2014-06-01

Title III, Students First Grant

Individual Development Award

Farmingdale State College $1,000

2013-01-01

Individual Development Award

Scholarly Writing Summer Research Grant

Farmingdale State College $4,500

Scholarly Writing Summer Research Grant

Collaborative Research Grant

Stony Brook University $4,000

Collaborative Research Grant

Student First Grant: Applied Learning Grant

Farmingdale State College $2,500

Student First Grant: Applied Learning Grant

Farmingdale State College Technology Grant

Farmingdale State College $5,000

Farmingdale State College Technology Grant

Published Articles (14)

MCI Theory: Can MCI theory alone explain the abundance of religious ideas? Religion, Brain, Behavior.

MCI Theory: Can MCI theory alone explain the abundance of religious ideas?

Memory for expectation-violating concepts: The effects of agents and cultural familiarity PLoS ONE 9(4): e90684

Memory for expectation-violating concepts: The effects of agents and cultural familiarity.

Memory for Counter-Intuitive Concepts: The Effects of Cultural and Ontological Violations Journal of the Cognitive Science of Religion

Memory for Counter-Intuitive Concepts: The Effects of Cultural and Ontological Violations.

The Impact of Authority on Cooperation: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Systemic Trust Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology

The Impact of Authority on Cooperation: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Systemic Trust

What is our attention blind to? The role of high-level scene factors in change detection Studia Psychologica

What is our attention blind to? The role of high-level scene factors in change detection

Vision after 53 years of blindness I-Perception

Vision after 53 years of blindness

Character as a predictor of life satisfaction in Czech adolescent sample: 3-Year follow-up study Personality and Individual Differences

Character as a predictor of life satisfaction in Czech adolescent sample: 3-Year follow-up study

Citizenship as given or taken? Meanings and practices among majority and minority youth Human Affairs

Citizenship as given or taken? Meanings and practices among majority and minority youth.

Psychometric properties of the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R) in Czech adolescent sample Comprehensive Psychiatry

Psychometric properties of the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R) in Czech adolescent sample

An introduction to study of change blindness Czechoslovak Psychology

An introduction to study of change blindness

Faces in Clouds and Voices in Wind: Anthropomorphism in Religion and Human Cognition Routledge Handbook of Evolutionary Approaches to Religion (in press)

Faces in Clouds and Voices in Wind: Anthropomorphism in Religion and Human Cognition

Prioritization and Interference of Emotional Information in Briefly Presented Scenes: Selection Advantage for Positive Emotional Scenes Studia Psychologica (in press)

Prioritization and Interference of Emotional Information in Briefly Presented Scenes: Selection Advantage for Positive Emotional Scenes

Scene and Object Violations Cause Subjective Time Dilation Time and Time Illusions (in press)

Scene and Object Violations Cause Subjective Time Dilation

. Is Memory Crucial for Transmission of Religious Ideas? The Cognitive Science of Religion: A Methodological Introduction to Key Empirical Studies. London: Bloomsbury Press.

. Is Memory Crucial for Transmission of Religious Ideas?