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Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience

Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN) is a research subdivision of HSE aiming at the development of applied and theoretical studies in the field of cognitive science and neurotechnology.

Our areas of research cover such topics as perception, communication, attention, cognitive control, memory, decision making, behavioral genetics, modeling of cognitive processes and computational neuroscience, including dynamic brain connectiomics in health and pathology.

Preliminary defense of Ph.D. thesis by Vladimir V. Kozunov

Illustration for news: What Can Make Robots More Human-like?

What Can Make Robots More Human-like?

What is affect and why is it important for humans? How can feelings be defined and what is their relation to emotions and consciousness? What might be used in making a soft robot? Professor Antonio Damasio (University of Southern California, USA) discussed these and other questions in his honorary lecture, entitled 'Feeling, Knowing, and Artificial Intelligence'.The talk was delivered on April 16 at the at the XXII April International Academic Conference held by HSE University jointly with Sberbank.

Preliminary defense of Ph.D. thesis by Aleksey Gorin

Illustration for news: On April 16, as part of the XXII April International Academic Conference, will take place a lecture by one of the most influential thinkers and neurophysiologists of our time - Antonio Damasio.

On April 16, as part of the XXII April International Academic Conference, will take place a lecture by one of the most influential thinkers and neurophysiologists of our time - Antonio Damasio.

Topic: "Feeling, Knowing and Artificial Intelligence"

Illustration for news: We invite everyone to take part in the round table, which will be held online as part of the XXII April International Academic Conference on April 13 at 17:15.

We invite everyone to take part in the round table, which will be held online as part of the XXII April International Academic Conference on April 13 at 17:15.

Topic: «(In)homogeneous (ir)rationality. How the brain makes decisions»
 Chairman / Co-chairman (Vasily Klucharev / Boris Gutkin)

Illustration for news: Congratulations to our colleague Mikhail Pokhoday on receiving his PhD!

Congratulations to our colleague Mikhail Pokhoday on receiving his PhD!

On March 17, 2021, a junior researcher at the Centre for Cognition & Decision Making, Mikhail Pokhodai, successfully received his PhD in Psychology with a thesis on "Modality of attention and syntactic choice in English and Russian languages"

Illustration for news: Neurotechnology: The Decline of Freedom or New Horizons for Human Development?

Neurotechnology: The Decline of Freedom or New Horizons for Human Development?

On March 18, HSE University will host the international Neurotechnology & Freedom Conference, which will be held online. In an exchange with HSE News Service, Vasily Klucharev, director of the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience and tenured professor at HSE University, discussed what views on the compatibility of these two concepts exist in modern science and art.

Illustration for news: Congratulations to our colleagues with another publication in Scientific Reports!

Congratulations to our colleagues with another publication in Scientific Reports!

Researchers at the HSE Institute for Cognitive Neurosciences have studied how transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) affects the primary motor cortex during and after stimulation. Scientists have shown that tACS affects the cortex only during online use (during stimulation). The article was published in Scientific Reports.

Illustration for news: Neuroscience & Art project: International Online Conference "Neurotechnology and Freedom"

Neuroscience & Art project: International Online Conference "Neurotechnology and Freedom"

Organized by the Centre for Cognition & Decision Making, HSE University supported by I-Brain Erasmus+ project
Topic: "Neurotechnology and Freedom"

Illustration for news: Can the Brain Resist the Group Opinion?

Can the Brain Resist the Group Opinion?

Scientists at HSE University have learned that disagreeing with the opinion of other people leaves a ‘trace’ in brain activity, which allows the brain to later adjust its opinion in favour of the majority-held point of view. The article was published in Scientific Reports.