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Dr. Elena Tsankova
Dr. Elena Tsankova
Dr.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Psychology & Methods


Campus Ring 1
Res. IV
28759 Bremen
Germany

Fax: 
+49 421 200-3303
e.tsankova [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: 
Research IV, Room 158
Research and Teaching Positions: 

Spring 2014, 2015 Instructor of Record Social Neuroscience, Jacobs University Bremen 2013-2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate to Prof. Dr. Arvid Kappas, Jacobs University Bremen
2009-present Junior Fellow Research Center Visual Communication and Expertise (VisComX), Jacobs University Bremen
2012-2013 Research Fellow eCUTE, Jacobs University Bremen
2009-2012 Research Fellow CyberEmotions, Jacobs University Bremen

Publications: 

Journal articles


Olk, B., Tsankova, E., Petca, A. R., & Wilhelm, A. F. X. (2014). Measuring effects of voluntary attention: A comparison among predictive arrow, colour and number cues. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 2025-2041. doi:10.1080/17470218.2014.898670

Szameitat, A. J., Raabe, M., Müller, H. J., Greenlee, M. W., Mourão-Miranda, J., & NCP students (2011). Motor imagery of voluntary coughing-An fMRI study using a support vector machine. Neuroreport, 21, 980-984. doi:10.1097/WNR.0b013e32833e926f

Conference presentations, papers, and posters
2015


Tsankova, E. , Küster, D., Kappas, A., Aubrey, A. J., Rosin, P. L., & Marshall, D. (2015, March). Trusting your partner’s avatar in computer-mediated communication: It’s not just about the looks but also about the voice! Poster presented at the Inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2013


Aubrey, A. J., Tsankova, E., Krumhuber, E., Möllering, G., Kappas, A., Manstead, A. S. R., Marshall, D., & Rosin, P. L. (2013). Vocal and facial trustworthiness of talking heads. Proceedings of the ACM 3rd International Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation (FAA) , 14. New York, USA: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2491599.2491613

Tsankova, E., Aubrey, A.J., Krumhuber, E., Möllering, G., Kappas, A., Marshall, D., & Rosin, P.L. (2013). Facial and vocal cues in perceptions of trustworthiness. In J.I. Park & J. Kim (Eds.), ACCV Workshops, Part II, LNCS 7729 (pp. 308-319). Berlin: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37484-5_26

2012


Garcia, D., Kappas, A., Küster, D., Theunis, M., Tsankova, E., Garas, A., Kuppens, P., & Schweitzer, F. (2012, September). Measuring the dynamics of individual emotions under online interaction through subjective and physiological responses. Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kappas, A., Küster, D., Theunis, M., & Tsankova, E. (2012, September). Cyberemotions: An analysis of synchronous computer mediated communication and dyadic interaction. Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Theunis, M., Tsankova, E., Küster, D., & Kappas, A. (2012, January). Emotion in computer-mediated-communication: A fine-grained perspective. Poster presented at the 7th Emotion Pre-Conference to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, California.

Tsankova, E., & Kappas, A. (2012, May). A smile is not enough! Factors influencing (the speed of) explicit trustworthiness and warmth judgments. Poster presented at the 4th European Conference on Emotion, Canterbury, UK.

Tsankova, E., Möllering, G., Kappas, A., Krumhuber, E., Aubrey, A., Manstead, A., Marshall, D., & Rosin, P. (2012, June). Visual and paralinguistic cues, confidence, and perceived trustworthiness. Paper presented at the 6th Workshop on Trust Within and Between Organizations of the First International Network on Trust, Milan, Italy.

2011


Ahn, J., Borowiec, A., Buckley, K., Cai, D., Chmiel, A., Czaplicka, Dąbrowski, G., Garas, A., Garcia, D., Gobron, S., Hillmann, R., Hołyst, J., Kappas, A., Küster, D., Mitrovic, M., Paltoglou, G., Pirker, H., Rank, S., Schweitzer, F., Sienkiewicz, J., Skowron, S., Sobkowicz, P., Thalmann, D., Thelwall, M., Theunis, M., Tsankova, E., & Weronski, P. (2011). CyberEmotions: Collective emotions in cyberspace. Procedia Computer Science, 7, 221–222. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2011.09.076

Kappas, A., Küster, D., Theunis, M., & Tsankova, E. (2011, July). Reading or writing internet contents in non-interactive settings triggers emotions: Changes in subjective experience, expression, and physiological activation. In A. Kappas (Chair), Cyberemotions: Emotions in cyberspace – models and empirical approaches. Symposium conducted at the 18th Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotions, Kyoto, Japan.

Kappas, A., Küster, D., Tsankova, E., & Theunis, M. (2011, May). How does the digital world link with the heart? Of human emotions and cyberemotions. In A. Kappas (Chair), Getting to the heart of the digital: Automatic analysis of affect in online communication. Symposium conducted at the 61st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

Kappas, A., Tsankova, E., Theunis, M., & Küster, D. (2011, September). Cyberemotions: Subjective and physiological responses elicited by contributing to online discussion forums. Poster presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Boston, Massachusetts.

Küster, D., Kappas, A., Theunis, M., & Tsankova, E. (2011, September). Bilateral plantar electrodermal activity elicited by contributing to online discussion forums: Do males and females recover asymmetrically? Poster presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Boston, Massachusetts.

Küster, D., Tsankova, E., Theunis, M., & Kappas, A. (2011, August). Measuring cyberemotions: How do bodily responses relate to the digital world? Poster presented at the 7th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Bremen, Germany.

Vujović, L., Tsankova, E., Kappas, A., & Küster, D. (2011, August). Avatars in a "nonymous" vs. anonymous online setting. Poster presented at the 7th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Bremen, Germany.

2010


Kappas, A., Küster, D., Theunis, M., &, Tsankova, E. (2010). CyberEmotions: Subjective and physiological responses to reading online discussion forums. Poster presented at the 50thAnnual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Portland, Oregon.

Theunis, M., Küster, D., Tsankova, E., & Kappas, A. (2010). CyberEmotions: Online discussion forums elicit subjective emotional response. Poster accepted for presentation at the 3rd European Conference on Emotion, organized by the Consortium of European Research on Emotion, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. Not presented due to air traffic issues (volcanic ash cloud).