Alena Stasenko

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Motor theories of perception posit that motor information is necessary for successful recognition of actions. Perhaps the most well known of this class of proposals is the motor theory of speech perception, which argues that speech recognition is fundamentally a process of identifying the articulatory gestures (i.e. motor representations) that were used to(More)
Color is important in our daily interactions with objects, and plays a role in both low- and high-level visual processing. Previous neuropsychological studies have shown that color perception and object-color knowledge can doubly dissociate, and that both can dissociate from processing of object form. We present a case study of an individual who displayed(More)
The debate about the causal role of the motor system in speech perception has been reignited by demonstrations that motor processes are engaged during the processing of speech sounds. Here, we evaluate which aspects of auditory speech processing are affected, and which are not, in a stroke patient with dysfunction of the speech motor system. We found that(More)
The feasibility of 1,3-butanediol biosynthesis through the inverted cycle of fatty acid β-oxidation in Escherichia coli cells was investigated by the rational metabolic engineering approach. CoA-dependent aldehyde dehydrogenase MhpF and alcohol dehydrogenases FucO and YqhD were used as terminal enzymes catalyzing conversion of 3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA to(More)
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