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Asst. Prof. Kiril Kostov, PhD

Asst. Prof. Kiril Kostov, PhD
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главен асистент
Когнитивна наука и психология
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Вторник 16:15-18:00 401 I Корпус
Сряда 17:45-20:00 401 I Корпус

Professional biography:

Kiril Kostov defended his PhD in 2017 on low-level attentional factors influencing object perception. He is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology, New Bulgarian University. His research interests focus on visual and auditory attentional processes, as well as the links between attention, perception and action. He primarily uses reaction time and eye-tracking methodology.


Kostov, K., Janyan, A. (2020). Critical bottom-up attentional factors in the handle orientation effect: asymmetric luminance transients and object-center eccentricity relative to fixation. Psychological Research.

Kostov, K., & Janyan, A. (2015). Reversing the affordance effect: negative stimulus–response compatibility observed with images of graspable objects. Cognitive Processing, 16(1), 287-291. DOI: 10.1007/s10339-015-0708-7.

Kostov, K., & Janyan, A. (2012). The role of attention in the affordance effect: can we afford to ignore it? Cognitive Processing, 13(1), 215-218. DOI: 10.1007/s10339-012-0452-1.

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