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Prof. Dr. Jurģis Sķilters

University of Latvia

Jurģis Šķilters is the Chair of Lab for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems at the Faculty for Computing, University of Latvia. He is co-affiliated with the Program of Psychology and teaches cognitive science-related subjects at the departments of Computing, Medicine, Biology, and Geography. He is a Principal Investigator at the EU-Project ITN Early Language Development in the Digital Age (e-LADDA). Main research interests of prof. Šķilters are visual and spatial perception, interrelations between different sensory domains, and language processing. He is also interested in mathematical modelling of spatial relations and experimental testing them. His core interests in research on reading are the differences and impacts of format (digital, analog) and content type.

Selection of recent publications:

  • Žilinskaitė-Šinkūnienė, E., Šķilters, J., & Zariņa, L. (2020) Expressing Distance in the Baltic Languages: Remarks on the Use of an Extended RCC. Baltic J. Modern Computing, Vol. 8 (2020), No. 1, 69-91
  • Žilinskaitė-Šinkūnienė, E., Šķilters, J., & Zariņa, L. (2019). Containment and support in Baltic languages: overview, experimental evidence, and an extended RCC as applied to Latvian and Lithuanian. Baltic J. Modern Computing, Vol. 7, No. 2, 224-254,
  • Zariņa, L., Šķilters, J., Luguzis, A., Bāliņa, S., & Apse, L. (2019). Dependency of Color Ratings on Interface Types. In A. Lupeikiene et al. (Eds.),Databases and Information Systems X 2019 (pp. 125 – 140). Amsterdam: IOS Press. DOI 10.3233/978-1-61499-941-6-125
  • Šķilters, J., Zariņa, L., Bāliņa, S., & Baumgarte, D. (2018). Impact of Demographic Differences on Color Preferences in the Interface Design
of e-Services in Latvia. In A. Lupeikiene et al. (Eds.), DB&IS 2018, CCIS 838 (pp. 106–120). Cham: Springer.
  • Škilters, J., Zariņa, L., Žilinskaitė-Šinkūnienė, E., & Skolmeistere, V. (2018). Acceptability Rating of Ungrammatical Colloquial Latvian: How Native Speakers Judge Different Error Types. Baltic J. Modern Computing, Vol. 6 (2018), No. 2, 173-194
  • Krumina, G., Skilters, J., Gulbe, A., & Lyakhovetskii, V. (2018). Effect of Handedness on Mental Rotation. In: P. Chapman, G. Stapleton, A. Moktefi, S. Perez-Kriz, & F. Bellucci (Eds.), Diagrammatic Representation and Inference. Diagrams 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10871 (pp. 729 – 733). Cham: Springer.,URL:, ISBN 9783319913759. ISSN 0302-9743.