Fachgebiet Cognitive and Developmental Psychology

Radha Nila Meghanathan, M.Sc.


Phone+49 (0)631 / 205-4443
building57, Room 534



Curriculum Vitae

Since Feb 2018Research Scientist at the University of Kaiserslautern, Developmental Psychology & Cognitive Science
Since Feb 2014Doctoral Student, KU Leuven, Belgium
Aug 2014 - Jan 2018Predoctoral training, KU Leuven, Belgium
Aug 2011 - May 2013M.Sc. Cognitive Science, University of Allahabad, India
Dec 2008 - Oct 2010Programmer Analyst, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Bangalore, India
Aug 2008 - May 2007B.E. Bio-Medical Engineering, Anna University, India

Featured Publications

Nikolaev AR, Meghanathan, RN, van Leeuwen C (2018) Refixation control in free viewing: a specialized mechanism divulged by eye-movement related brain activity.

Van Humbeeck N, Meghanathan RN, Wagemans, Johan, Nikolaev AR, van Leeuwen C (2018) Presaccadic EEG activity predicts visual saliency in free-viewing contour integration.

Seidkhani H, Nikolaev AR, Meghanathan RN, Pezeshk H, Masoudi-Nejad A, van Leeuwen C (2017) Task modulates functional connectivity networks in free viewing behavior, NeuroImage, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.07.066

Nikolaev AR, Meghanathan RN and van Leeuwen C (2016), Combining EEG and eye movement recording in free viewing: pitfalls and possibilities, Brain and Cognition, 107:55-83, doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2016.06

Meghanathan RN, van Leeuwen C and Nikolaev AR (2015), Fixation duration surpasses pupil size as a measure of memory load in free viewing, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:1063. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.01063


Conference presentations


Radha Nila Meghanathan, Andrey R. Nikolaev & Cees van Leeuwen. Memory accumulation across sequential eye movements and related electrical brain activity. Talk presented at the Cognitive Science Colloquium of the Center for Cognitive Science, Technical University of Kaiserslautern on April 27, 2017.

Radha N. Meghanathan, Andrey R. Nikolaev & Cees van Leeuwen. Refixation strategies for memory encoding in free viewing. Oral presentation at the 19th European Conference on Eye Movements. Wuppertal, Germany, August 20-24, 2017.


Meghanathan R N, Nikolaev A R, van Leeuwen C (August, 2014), Pupil size reflects memory load only for fixated targets. Poster presented at ECVP 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Meghanathan R N, Nikolaev A R, van Leeuwen C (August, 2015), Finding Memory Load in the Eyes. Poster presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements 2015 in Vienna, Austria.

Meghanathan R N, Nikolaev A R (November, 2016) Refixation measures reveal memory processes in free viewing. Poster presented at NeuroCog 2016 in Leuven, Belgium.

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