Natalia received her M.Sc. in Cognitive Science from Middle East Technical University in 2015. During her studies she was involved in EEG research, working on the suppression of semantic interference during an auditory working memory task. Her research interests include attention, crowding, and reading studied by means of psychophysics, eye-tracking, and EEG.
Melnik, N., Coates, D. R., & Sayim, B.(2021). Geometrically Restricted Image Descriptors: A method to capture the appearance of shape. Journal of Vision. 2021; 21:14 [open access]
Melnik, N., Coates, D. R., & Sayim, B. (2020). Emergent features break the rules of crowding. scientific Reports 10(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-57277-y. [download] [online]
Melnik, N., Coates, D. R., Sayim, B. (2018). Emergent features in the crowding zone: When target-flanker grouping surmounts crowding. Journal of Vision. September 2018, Vol. 18, 19. doi:10.1167/18.9.19. http://jov.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2703422
Melnik N., Mapelli I., Özkurt T. E. (2017). Modulation of alpha oscillations is required for the suppression of semantic interference. Neurobiology of learning and memory, 144, 11-18.
Melnik N, Coates DR, Sayim B (2019). Peripheral appearance in dyslexic readers is characterized by an excessive loss of elements. 16th SPS SGP SSP Conference, 9-11 September 2019, Bern, Switzerland.
Melnik N, Coates DR, Sayim B (2019). What dyslexics see: Excessive information loss characterizes peripheral appearance in dyslexia. ECVP, 26-29 August 2019, Leuven, Belgium.
Melnik N., Coates D.R., Sayim B.(2019). Direct capture of peripheral appearance reveals what is lost and retained in peripheral vision. VSS, 17 - 22 May 2019, St. Pete Beach, FL, USA.
Melnik N., Coates D.R., Sayim B. (2018). Too good to be crowded: A peculiar case of weak crowding with high target-flanker similarity. ECVP, 26 August - 01 September 2018, Italy, Trieste.
Melnik N., Coates D.R., Sayim B. (2017). Emergent features in the crowding zone. ECVP, 27 - 31 August 2017, Germany, Berlin.
Coates D.R., Yildirim, Z., Melnik N., Sayim B. (2017). Deconstructing peripheral appearance. ECVP, 27 - 31 August 2017, Germany, Berlin.
Sayim B., Melnik N., Yildirim Z., Coates D.R. (2017). Creating peripheral shape metamers. ECVP, 27 - 31 August 2017, Germany, Berlin.
Mapelli I., Melnik N.,Özkurt T.E. (2015). Alpha activity in the posterior regions distinguishes visual false memories and other memory errors,OHBM, Hawaii, USA
Melnik N., Mapelli I., Özkurt T.E.(2015). Alpha activity reflects semantic interference resolution in an auditory working memory task, OHBM,Hawaii, USA