Dr. Dushanova Juliana

Dr. Dushanova Juliana

Associate Professor

Department of Cognitive Psychophysiology, Institute of Neurobiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad G Bonchev St, Sofia, 0, Bulgaria, 1113

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Biography:

Dr. Dushanova received her MS degree from Sofia University, Bulgaria, Predoctoral fellow by Prof. Pfurtscheller at Department of Medical Informatics, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Medical Informatics and Neuroinformatics, Technical University Graz, Austria, PhD from Institute of Neurobiology,Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and studied neurophysiology by Prof. J.P. Donoghue in Neuroscience Department of Brown University, RI,USA.

Dr. Dushanova's research interests are in motor neurophysiology, pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease and in the development of approaches for diagnostics. Her works span human and non-human primate research, computational modeling and simulations. Assoc. Prof. J. Dushanova's research is in the field of movement disorders and she has been involved in electroencephalography research since 1994.

Academic positions:

Associate Professor in Department of Cognitive Psychophysiology, Institute of Neurobiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Research interests:

Cognitive processes. Theoretical Neuroscience. Neurotechnology, Motor Prostheses, Neuromodulation, Prediction and Control.

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Publications

1. Dushanova, J., Mitov, D. , Effect of the orientation difference on components of visual event-related potentials, Neurophysiology 45 (3), pp. 243-248, 2013.
2. Dushanova, J., Mitov, D. Visual orientation discrimination in sensory-mental task, Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 66 (4), pp. 551-558, 2013.
3. J Dushanova and D. Mitov, Visual event-related potentials and orientation identification, Compt. rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 65 (7), pp. 969- 976, 2012.
4. J. Dushanova and J. Donoghue , Neurons in primary motor cortex engaged during action observation European Journal of Neuroscience, 31 (2), pp. 386-398, 2010.
5. J. Dushanova, chapter “Parkinson’s disease related changes of oscillatory activity in discrimination tasks”; book: Parkinson's disease: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis, Editors: Chiyo Yoshida and Ami Ito, Nova Science Publishers, Inc, Hauppauge, NY, USA, pp. 35-66, 2012.
6. J. Dushanova, Diagnostics, rehabilitation and models of Parkinson’s disease, Health, Vol.4 (11a), pp. 1200-1217, 2012.
7. J. Dushanova, preface, book1: Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Parkinson's disease, Edited by: Juliana Dushanova, Publisher: InTech, Rijeka, Croatia, 1-6, 2011.
8. J. Dushanova, chapter, Brain Event - related oscillations in Parkinsonian patients during discrimination task conditions, book1: Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Parkinson's disease, Editor: Juliana Dushanova, Publisher: InTech, Rijeka, Croatia, pp. 59-85, 2011.
9. J. Dushanova, preface, book2: Mechanisms in Parkinson's disease - Models and Treatments, Editor: Juliana Dushanova, Publisher: InTech, Rijeka, Croatia, pp. 1-10, 2011.
10. J Dushanova and D Mitov, Identification of grating orientation and visual event-related potentials, Perception 40 (Suppl. 1), 181, 2011.
11. J. Dushanova, Brain event-related oscillations in Parkinsonian patients, European Journal of Neurology 18 (Suppl. 2), 575, 2011.
12. Dushanova J., Philipova D., Nikolova G., Beta and gamma frequency-range abnormalities in Parkinsonian patients under cognitive sensorimotor task, Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 293 (1-2), pp. 51-58, 2010.
13. Dushanova J, Philipova D, Nikolova G. Beta frequency disturbances in Parkinsonian patients. Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., vol. 3, 63, pp. 461-466, 2010.
14. Dushanova J, Philipova D, Nikolova G. Alpha frequency changes in Parkinsonian patients. Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., vol. 4, 63, pp. 623-628, 2010.
15. Dushanova J, Philipova D, Nikolova G. Event-related desynchronization / synchronization during discrimination task conditions in patients with Parkinson's disease. Cell Mol. Neurobiol., 29(6-7), pp. 971-980, 2009.
16. Philipova D, J. Dushanova, G. Nikolova, S. Georgiev and I. Ivanova, Event related oscillations related to auditory discrimination task performance in Parkinsonian patients and healthy persons, Colegium Internationale Activatatis Nervosae Superioris, topics in higher brain functions, 2008, pp. 88-94
17. Jekova I, Dushanova J, Popivanov D. Method for ventricular fibrillation detection in the external electrocardiogram using nonlinear prediction. Physiological Measurement, 23 (2), pp. 337-345, 2002
18. Dushanova J. Does the Kolmogorov entropy give more information about the organization of the voluntary movement? Acta Physiologica et Pharmacologica Bulgarica, 26 (1-2), pp. 93-96. (2001)
19. Dushanova, J, Popivanov, D. Nonlinear dynamics estimation of EEG signals accompanying self-paced goaldirected movements, Nonlin. Dyn. Psychol. Life Sci., 5 (4), pp. 325-344. (2001)
20. Popivanov D, Dushanova J, Sauleva Z. Nonlinear EEG dynamics during imagined self-paced movements. Acta Physiologica et Pharmacologica Bulgarica, 26 (1-2), 119-122. (2001)
21. Dushanova J. Ph.D. Thesis in Physiology /Neuroscience/ at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences "Nonlinear temporal and spatial dynamic changes in scalp-recording brain activity, related to voluntary movements", 2000
22. Popivanov D, Mineva A, Dushanova J, Krekule I. (2000) Comparison of linear and nonlinear dynamic changes detected in EEG signals. In: Analysis of biomedical signals and images (Proceed. of 15th Biennial Intern. Eurasip Conference, Biosignal, J. Jan, J. Kozumplik,I. Provaznik, Z. Szabo (Eds), Brno, Vitium Press, pp. 118-120, 2000
23. Popivanov D, Mineva A, Dushanova J. Dynamic characteristics of laser-Doppler flux data. Technology and Health Care, 7 (2-3), 205-218. (1999)
24. Popivanov D, Dushanova J. Non-linear EEG dynamic changes and their probable relation to voluntary movement organization, NeuroReport, 10 (7), pp. 1397-1401, 1999
25. Popivanov D, Mineva A, Dushanova J. Tracking EEG signal dynamics during mental tasks: A combined linear/nonlinear approach (1998) IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 17 (2), pp. 89-95, 1998.
26. Popivanov D., Dushanova J., Minerva A., Krekule I. Detection of successive changes in dynamics of EEG time series: linear and nonlinear approach. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1996. Bridging Disciplines for Biomedicine. IEEE CNF, Vol.4, pp. 1590-1591, 1996.
27. Popivanov, D., Dushanova, J., Minerva, A., Krekule, I. Single-trial readiness potentials: stochastic and chaotic dynamical behavior. In: Motor Control VII, Eds. D. G. Stuart, G. N. Gantchev, V. S. Gurfinkel, M. Wiesendanger, Motor Control Press, Tucson, AZ, pp. 245-248, 1996.
28. Popivanov, D., Dushanova, J, Mineva, A. Chaotic dynamical approach for readiness potential study. In: Motor Control VII, Eds. D. G. Stuart, G. N. Gantchev, V. S. Gurfinkel, M. Wiesendanger, Motor Control Press, Tucson, AZ, 249-250, 1996.
29. Popivanov D., Mineva A., Dushanova J., Draganova R. Is the EEG negative shift the most valuable aspect of the readiness in human voluntary movements? In: Motor Control Symposium VIII, Eds. G. N. Gantchev, V. S. Gurfinkel, D. Stuart, M. Wiesendanger, S. Mori., Academic Publishing House, Bulgaria, pp. 109-112, 1996.
30. Dushanova J., Popivanov D. Nonlinear prediction as a tool for tracking the dynamics of single-trial readiness potentials Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 70 (1), pp. 51-63, 1996.
31. Popivanov D, Mineva A, Dushanova J. Single-trial readiness potentials and fatigue. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 384, pp. 295-304, 1995.
32. Popivanov, D., Mineva, A., Dushanova, J., Draganova, R., Krekule, I. Tracking of nonlinear signal dynamics of shortterm EEG time series. Proceedings of the 7th International IMECO TC-13 Conference on measurements in clinical medicine "Model based biomeasurements", Ed. P. Knepo, M. Tisler, Slovak Republic, September 6 -9, 1995, pp. 155– 157.
33. Popivanov, D., Mineva, A., Dushanova, J., Krekule, I. Nonlinear signal dynamics of short-term EEG time series containing slow transients. In: IEEE Workshop on nonlinear signal and image processing. Ed. I. Pitas, Halkidiki, Greece, pp. 795-798, 1995.
34. Krekule I, Popivanov D, Mineva A, Dushanova, J. Application of stochastic and chaotic models of EEG to the detection of readiness potential onset. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1994. Engineering Advances: New Opportunities for Biomedical Engineers. IEEE CNF, vol.2, pp. 1132–1133, 1994, Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/IEMBS.1994.415359
35. Popivanov, D., Dushanova, J., Mineva, A., Krekule, I. Identification of slow EEG-transients by using chaotic models. In: Proceed. of IMIA/IFMBE Working Conference on Biosignal Interpretation, Aalborg, Denmark, 1993, pp. 198-201.
36. Mineva A, Dushanova J, Gerilovsky L. Similarity in shape, timing and amplitude of H-and T-reflex potentials concurrently recorded along the broad skin area over soleus muscle Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 33 (4), pp. 235-245, 1993.
37. Inventorship:K. Kolev, D. Dimitrov, J. Dushanova and N. Starbov "Thin film medium for non-erasable laser recording", IC No 48193, G11B 7/24, (1993);

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