Natalya Vyacheslavovna Shemyakina, Ph.D. in Biology, leading researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She was born in Leningrad.
She had her post-graduate course at the Institute of the Human Brain, Russian Academy of Sciences. Her main research interests are related to the research of neurophysiology of cognitive and creative activities, age-related development of children, studies of EEG signal characteristics for using in BCI.
Since 2012, she has been registered as an expert in the Federal Register of Experts in Science and Technology Field, Federal State Budgetary-Funded Scientific Institution "Research Institute Republican Research Academic and Consultation Center of Expert Examinations".
Winner of Russian and foreign science contests. In 2015, she was awarded the DAAD personal grant for the research of "Modulation of rtACS Effects by Visual Imagery Tasks" employing the resources and potentialities of the Institute of Medical Psychology at the Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany.
In 2017, she took part in the Neuroscience of Creativity workshop, Tallinn, Estonia, as an invited speaker. In 2017, she was also an invited lecturer for the course "Cognition and Emotion of Digital Media" (FI7305DT) at the Tallinn University, School of Digital Technologies.
In 2017–2022 – co-founder of I-Brain Ltd. founded by a team of scientists for the development of rehabilitation technologies after strokes.
Supervisor of Russian Humanitarian Science Foundation's, Russian Foundation's for Basic Research, Russian Science Foundation’s grants in various years for the studies of neurophysiology of various aspects of creative activities.
She has over forty full-text published academic papers in international academic journals.
One of her latest projects initiated jointly with the Multimedia Center of the Russian Museum, Community of Artists supported by the Mansarda Khudozhnikov (Artists' Attic) Gallery and with technological support by Mitsar Ltd. and Neuroiconica Ltd is aimed at the studies of special features of aesthetic perception of paintings by people with various levels of artistic training, formation of children's aesthetic sense. It is a pilot project and is now at the development stage.