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Laboratory for the Neurobiological Foundations of Cognitive Development

Publications
Article
Multiple levels of mental attentional demand modulate peak saccade velocity and blink rate

Bachurina V., Arsalidou M.

Heliyon. 2022. Vol. 8. No. 1.

Book chapter
Parietal alpha oscillations associated with working memory may reflect cognitive effort modulations

Zhozhikashvili N., Zakharov I., Ismatullina V. et al.

In bk.: NeNa Conference 2021 Neurowissenschaftliche Nachwuchskonferenz (Conference of Junior Neuroscientists) October 7, 2021 Tübingen. 2021. Ch. 9. P. 10-10.

Neuropsy Lab explores how cognitive abilities improve in children during their maturation, and which neurobiological constructs determine individual differences in their development. To find answers to these questions, we use classic and contemporary measures of mental-attentional capacity in conjunction with cutting edge physiological and neuroimaging technologies such as ultrasound, eye-tracking and magnetic resonance imaging.

Cognitive abilities are the higher brain functions allowing us to perceive, filter, memorize, process and restore information. These abilities correspond to mental actions we take to solve problems and acquire knowledge in everyday life. Cognitive processes improve throughout childhood and adolescence and they are highly linked to academic achievement and professional success.

Mental-attentional capacity is one of core cognitive abilities, it is defined as a component of working memory, which improve in children during their maturation and corresponds to the amount of information that a person can simultaneously hold and process in his/her mind.

News

Is imagination a child's superpower?

Every week the Nuclear Energy Information Center in Krasnoyarsk operates as an open platform for science lovers of all ages. Research-intern of our laboratory Angelina Ostroverkh took part in the work of the site and held a popular science lecture on imagination and the development of cognitive abilities.

A laboratory tour for the winners of the School of Real Affairs' case competition

On the 2nd of June NeuroPsy Lab organized a laboratory tour for the winners of the School of Real Affairs' case competition.

A member of the Neuropsy Lab took part in the MCLS2022 conference holding in Belgium

Asya Istomina, the member of our Lab successfully presented a report called "Exploring brain responses to division problems of various difficulty in adolescents" at the MCLS2022 conference.

Our Lab's members participation in the 8th International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science in Turkey

Our Lab's members gave a speech on the 8th International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science in Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey).

Our Lab's members' participation in the conference "Practices of Development", Krasnoyarsk

"Practices of Development" is one of the oldest all-Russian conferences dealing with the problems of developmental psychology, education and pedagogy. Employees of the laboratory of neurobiological foundations of cognitive development took part in the work of the section and organization of the symposium "Development of imagination in children of preschool and school age: cognitive and ontogenetic mechanisms". T. Kotova presented her research "Development of task representation", A. Kotov gave a speech about "The role of speech in the development of representation and imagination" and O. Blazhenkova made a presentation about "Development of types of imagination".

Neuropsy Lab's Open Day

During the open day holding on the 26th of March our Lab's employees introduced the Laboratory for the Neurobiological Foundations of Cognitive Development.

Researchers of Neuropsy Lab took part in the virtual Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

Members of our laboratory and their colleagues from HSE performed at the 12th annual Budapest CEU online Conference on Cognitive Development (BCCCD22, January 10-14, 2022).

The new publication of our Lab's members in Frontiers in Psychology | Cognitive Science

Alexey Kotov and Yulia Sudorgina published an article in "Frontiers in Psychology" on the influence of language on the comprehension and evaluation of judgments.

The new publication of our Lab's employee

Congratulations to Valentina Bachurina and colleagues for their publication "A machine learning investigation of factors that contribute to predicting cognitive performance: Difficulty level, reaction time and eye-movements" in Decision Support Systems.

Participation of Neuropsy Lab's team in the "School of Real Affairs"

Anastasiia Liashenko, Zhanna Chuikova, Asya Istomina, and Margarita Yashina, members of Neuropsy Lab, took part in the international project competition, called "School of Real Affairs", within the framework of which gave students an opportunity to try themselves in the science field.

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