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Researchers Uncover How to Boost Learning Efficiency in Neurofeedback Paradigm

Researchers to Predict Cognitive Dissonance according to Brain Activity

A new study by HSE researchers has uncovered a new brain mechanism that generates cognitive dissonance – a mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs or values, or experiences difficulties in making decisions. The results of the study have been published in the paper ‘Open Access Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Dissonance (Revised): an EEG Study’in The Journal of Neuroscience.

‘Russians May Be Happier Than They Appear, but They Hide It’

A comparative cross-cultural study conducted by the HSE International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation has found that Russians tend to be as open with their friends as Americans, but unlike Americans, Russians prefer to hide their happiness when talking to strangers or government officials.

Repeating non-verbs as well as verbs can boost the syntactic priming effect

According to Glasgow and HSE/Northumbria researchers, repetition of non-verbs as well as verbs can boost the effect of syntactic priming, i.e. the likelihood of people reproducing the structure of the utterance they have just heard.

Spring school of business psychologists, HSE, London

The spring school of business psychologists in London has passed. It was held at the University of Westminster (University of Westminster) from 20th  to 25th  of March 2017. 

A new article about binocularity in visual search is published in "Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics"

A paper "Binocularity and visual search – Revisited" by Bochao Zou, Igor Utochkin, Yie Liu, and Jeremy Wolfe is published in "Attiention, Perception, and Psychophysics"

Call for abstracts ESLP 2017

It is our pleasure to announce that the 10th Embodied and Situated Language Processing Conference will take place in Moscow, Russian Federation. The call for abstracts is already opened. and will last till 15th March.

Scientists Reveal Relationship between Perfectionism and Insomnia

Researchers from the Higher School of Economics, Northumbria and Oxford universities have found that perfectionism combined with increased anxiety can lead to sleep disturbances.

HSE Researchers Uncover Why Morning People Should Not Work at Night

It has been known for a long time that early risers work less efficiently at night than night owls do. But researchers from the Higher School of Economics and Oxford University have uncovered new and distinctive features between the night activities of these two types of individuals. At night, early risers demonstrate a quicker reaction time when solving unusual attention-related tasks than night owls, but these early risers make more mistakes along the way.

Lecture by Professor Julia Kovas on How Education and Genes Are Related

Professor of Goldsmiths University of London and co-head of British psychogenetic laboratory Yulia Kovas has given a talk "Behavioural genetics in education" in the Centre for cognition and decision making.
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