Ekaterina Shurkova

Teaching Fellow

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room F6, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code


  • Office Hours:
    DAPR2: Thursdays, 13:00-14:00
    DCN Infancy: Mondays, 16:15-17:15

    Please email me if you would like to set up an online or in-person appointment. I usually respond within the same day to emails received during working hours (9am-5pm).


I am interested in how the mind represents the world, especially in terms of relations between entities. I am also interested in how mental representations change during analogical reasoning and creative problem solving.


PhD in Cognitive Psychology, University of Edinburgh.  A symbolic-connectionist model of relation learning and visual reasoning.

MS in Psychology, Old Dominion University.  Examining validity of Aha! ratings as a construct of insight.

MS in Computer Science, Old Dominion University.  Emergent behavior in massively-deployed sensor networks.

BS and MS in Applied Mathematics, Saratov State University.  Modeling of 3D worlds on the Internet.