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Laboratory for the Neurobiological Foundations of Cognitive Development

Converging evidence for domain-general developmental trends of mental attentional capacity: Validity and reliability of full and abbreviated measures

Milani A., Pascual-Leone J., Arsalidou M.

Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 2022. Vol. 222.

Book chapter
Inattentiveness Predicts Reading Achievement in Primary School, but with Hyperactivity/Impulsivity It’s More Complicated

Kulikova (Ponomareva) A., Ivanova A., Orel E. et al.

In bk.: The First Year at School: An International Perspective. Switzerland: Springer, 2023. P. 281-292.

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.


Asya Istomina presented Neuropsy Lab at the international conference Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society in Loughborough, UK

Asya Istomina participated in the 6th annual conference of the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society (MCLS), which took place from June 5th to 8th  in Loughborough, United Kingdom.

Natalia Zhozhikashvili won the HSE competition for young scientists!

Congratulations to Natalia Zhozhikashvili on winning the competition for young scientists at the HSE, held as a part of the strategic project "Success and independence of a person in a changing world."

A new article "Ordering motivation and Likert scale ratings: When a numeric scale is not necessarily better"

Research Assistant Yulia Sudorgina, co-authored with Yulia Tyumeneva, Alexandra Kislenkova (Institute of Education, HSE) and Maria Lebedeva (Pushkin Institute) published an article in the Quantitative Psychology and Measurement section of the Frontiers in Psychology.

ECR Conference in Vienna

Asya Istomina has presented our laboratory at the ECR conference holding in Vienna.

A new article "Quantitative Meta-analyses of Cognitive Abilities in Children With Pediatriconset Multiple Sclerosis"

The journal "Neuropsychology Review" Q1 published the article by Elena Lysenko, Maria Bogdanova and Marie Arsalidou "Quantitative Meta-analyses of Cognitive Abilities in Children With Pediatriconset Multiple Sclerosis".

Zhanna Chuikova's PhD project won a funding competition

The Educational Initiatives' Commission 2022-2023 decided to support Zhanna Chuikova's project "Neural and Oculomotor Predictors of Cognitive Flexibility".

Guide for applicants

On the 28 th of June Zhanna Chuikova and Evgenia Matveeva presented our laboratory to applicants from the HSE Department of Psychology.

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.

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